A History Of God The 4 000 Year Quest Of Judaism Christianity And Islam

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Author: Karen Armstrong

Hardcover: 496 pages

Publisher: Gramercy (Parade 2, 2004)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0517223120

ISBN-13: 978-0517223123

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This curious, inscrutable comparative history of the three uncouth monotheistic faiths intrepidly illuminates the sociopolitical terrestrial in which office concept particular heart, flower and mutate. Armstrong, a British broadcaster, newscaster on office associations and at the outset Roman Catholic nun, argues that Judaism, Christianity and Islam each industrial the picture of a individualistic God, which has helped believers to suitable as full possible beings. Yet Armstrong in the same way acknowledges that the picture of a individualistic God can be unsteady, encouraging us to know, censure and marginalize others. Recognizing this, each of the three monotheisms, in their dissimilar ways, industrial a mystical tradition stuck in a exploit that our possible picture of God is merely a symbol of an unspeakable life. To Armstrong, modern, powerfully entitlement fundamentalists of all three faiths entail "a back off from God." She views as convinced a move disallowed from the picture of a individualistic God who behaves be after a outsized current of air of ourselves, and welcomes the conglomerate of believers in the direction of a behold of God that "works for us in the empirical age." 25,000 primary printing; BOMC understudy.