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Short History of Myth

By: Armstrong, Karen

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This brilliant, readable synthesis of the history of mythology and the function it serves to humanity is the launch title of the groundbreaking publishing event, "The Myths." "Human beings have always been mythmakers." So begins Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it. She takes us from the Paleolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the "Great Western Transformation" of the last five hundred years and the discrediting of myth by science. The history of myth is the history of human... View more info

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In the Beginning: a New Interpretation of Genesis

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 10/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780345406040

ISBN: 0345406044

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

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Seller ID: 9780679426004

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Islam

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Publisher: 7/17/2014

Seller ID: 9780679640400

ISBN: 0679640401

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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 M... View more info

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In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis

By: Armstrong, Karen

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ISBN: 0679450890

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Case for God, The

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Publisher: 9/3/2016

Seller ID: 9780307269188

ISBN: 0307269183

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Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality that it called by many names, such as God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. Focusing especially on Christianity but including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese spiritualities, Armstrong examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time, when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. Why has God become unbelievable? Why is it that atheists and theists al... View more info

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History of God

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 5/8/2014

Seller ID: 9780345384560

ISBN: 0345384563

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" An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDIn this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history ... View more info

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Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 5/22/2011

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ISBN: 0345391683

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Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Publisher: ANCHOR: 8/28/2012

Seller ID: 9780385721271

ISBN: 0385721277

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In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, eager to meet God. After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. But convent life had profoundly altered her, and coping with the outside world and her expiring faith proved to be excruciating. Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness-diagnosed only years later as epilepsy-marked her forever as an outsider. In her own mind she was a complete failure: as a nun, as an academic, and as a normal woman capable of intimacy. Her future seemed very much in question until she stumbl... View more info

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Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780385721400

ISBN: 0385721404

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Karen Armstrong, bestselling author of A History of God," "skillfully narrates this history of the Crusades with a view toward their profound and continuing influence. In 1095 Pope Urban II summoned Christian warriors to take up the cross and reconquer the Holy Land. Thus began the holy wars that would focus the power of Europe against a common enemy and become the stuff of romantic legend. In reality the Crusades were a series of rabidly savage conflicts in the name of piety. And, as Armstrong demonstrates in this fascinating book, their legacy of religious violence continues today in the... View more info

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Short History of Myth

By: Armstrong, Karen

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Publisher: 5/15/2014

Seller ID: 9781841957166

ISBN: 184195716X

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