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A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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  • Author: Karen Armstrong
  • ISBN: 9780749306922
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
  • Publication Date: February 28, 1994
  • Format: Paperback – 528 pages
  • Language: English


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The idea of a single divine being – God, Yahweh, Allah – has existed for over 4000 years, but the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organized religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice. This controversial account of the evolution of belief examines Western society’s unerring fidelity to the idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders. Karen Armstrong’s first book, “Through the Narrow Gate”, described her seven years as a Roman Catholic nun. Since 1982 she has been a writer and broadcaster.

Author Biography

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous other books on religious affairs-including A History of God, The Battle for God, Holy War, Islam, Buddha, and The Great Transformation-and two memoirs, Through the Narrow Gate and The Spiral Staircase. Her work has been translated into forty-five languages. She has addressed members of the U.S. Congress on three occasions; lectured to policy makers at the U.S. State Department; participated in the World Economic Forum in New York, Jordan, and Davos; addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington and New York; is increasingly invited to speak in Muslim countries; and is now an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. In February 2008 she was awarded the TED Prize and is currently working with TED on a major international project to launch and propagate a Charter for Compassion, created online by the general public and crafted by leading thinkers in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, to be signed in the fall of 2009 by a thousand religious and secular leaders. She lives in London.

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