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Karen Armstrong (1)

This page covers the author of A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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The Battle for God 2,467 copies, 29 reviews
Islam: A Short History 2,305 copies, 34 reviews
A Short History of Myth 1,745 copies, 48 reviews
Buddha 1,480 copies, 27 reviews
The Case for God 1,319 copies, 35 reviews
The Bible: A Biography 1,163 copies, 35 reviews
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths 890 copies, 10 reviews
Through the Narrow Gate 665 copies, 10 reviews
Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time 532 copies, 13 reviews
The Gospel according to woman 128 copies, 2 reviews
God at 2000 (Contributor; Panelist) 84 copies, 1 review
Beginning the world 39 copies, 1 review
Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam (Contributor) 35 copies, 2 reviews
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Karen Armstrong has 2 media appearances.

Karen Armstrong
Booknotes, Friday, September 22, 2000
Karen Armstrong discusses Islam: A Short History.

No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. Karen Armstrong's short history offers a vital corrective to this narrow view. The distillation of years of thinking and writing about Islam, it demonstrates that the world's fastest-growing faith is a much richer and more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest. Islam: A Short History begins with the flight of Muhammad and his family from Medina in the seventh century and the subsequent founding of the first mosques. It recounts the origins of the split between Shii and Sunni Muslims, and the emergence of Sufi mysticism; the spread of Islam throughout North Africa, the Levant, and Asia; the shattering effect on the Muslim world of the Crusades; the flowering of imperial Islam in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries into the world's greatest and most sophisticated power; and the origins and impact of revolutionary Islam. It concludes with an assessment of Islam today and its challenges. With this brilliant book, Karen Armstrong issues a forceful challenge to those who hold the view that the West and Islam are civilizations set on a collision course. It is also a model of authority, elegance, and economy. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
A conversation with guest host Reverend Peter Gomes and author Karen Armstrong
Charlie Rose, Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 0am
Karen Armstrong discusses The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions.

Guest host Reverend Peter Gomes talks to religious scholar and author Karen Armstrong about her book (timspalding)

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