Karen Armstrong

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Buddha

Karen Armstrong

The author of The Battle for God and other works on religion focuses her attention on the Buddha, retracing his life from prince to savior of humankind, in a philosophical portrait that offers an illuminating look at how his life and ...

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Published: Oct 2004

The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of...

Karen Armstrong

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 ...

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Published: Mar 2005

The Bible: A Biography

Karen Armstrong

As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the world's largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Armstrong discusses...

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Published: Nov 2008

Fields of Blood: Religion and the His...

Karen Armstrong

With a new postscriptIn these times of rising geopolitical chaos, the need for mutual understanding between cultures has never been more urgent. Religious differences are seen as fuel for violence and warfare. In these pages, one of o...

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Published: Sep 2015

The Great Transformation

Karen Armstrong

From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God, The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important int...

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Published: Apr 2007

Through the Narrow Gate, Revised: A M...

Karen Armstrong

Through the Narrow Gate is Karen Armstrong's intimate memoir of life inside a Catholic convent. With refreshing honesty and clarity, the book takes readers on a revelatory adventure that begins with Armstrong's decision in the course ...

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Published: Feb 2005

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Karen Armstrong

One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha—now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a m...

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Published: Dec 2011

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

Karen Armstrong

Muhammad was born in 570 CE, and over the following sixty years built a thriving spiritual community, laying the foundations of a religion that changed the course of world history. There is more historical data on his life than on tha...

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Published: Sep 2007

The Case for God

Karen Armstrong

A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age. Moving from the Paleolithic age to the pres...

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Published: Sep 2010
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