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Through the Narrow Gate: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery

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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 of her spiritual training offers a fascinating view into a shrouded religious life, and a vivid, moving account of the spiritual coming age of one of our most loved and respected interpreters of religious.

After leaving her religious order in 1969, Karen Armstrong took a degree at Oxford University and taught modern literature. She is the author of the bestselling A History of God. Her other books include The Gospel According to Woman, Buddha, Holy War, and Mohammed.

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, at age seventeen, to devote herself to God. What she discovers in the course of her spiritual training offers a fascinating view into a shrouded religious life, and a vivid, moving account of the spiritual coming of age of one of our most loved and respected interpreters of religious faith.

"The most full and honest book that I've read on this subject."Mary McCarthy

"An emotive, spiritually intimate, and often quite moving memoir . . . Written with affection, some humor, and a bittersweet regret."Kirkus Reviews

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"A scrupulous record of one woman's spiritual journey, excellently written and profoundly moving." Cosmopolitan

Review:

"An emotive, spiritually intimate, and often quite moving memoir....Written with affection, some humor, and a bittersweet regret." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The most full and honest book that I've read on this subject." Mary McCarthy

Synopsis:

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 of her spiritual training offers a fascinating view into a shrouded religious life, and a vivid, moving account of the spiritual coming age of one of our most loved and respected interpreters of religious.

About the Author

After leaving her religious order in 1969, Karen Armstrong took a degree at Oxford University and taught modern literature. She has since become one of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs; her most recent book is The Battle for God. A teacher at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers, and an honorary members of the Association of Muslim Social Sciences, she lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312119034
Subtitle:
A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery
Author:
Armstrong, Karen
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Roman Catholicism
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Church Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ex-nuns
Subject:
Armstrong, Karen
Subject:
Ex-nuns -- Biography.
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Edition Number:
1st rev. pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
92-690
Publication Date:
19941115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 304 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312119034 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A scrupulous record of one woman's spiritual journey, excellently written and profoundly moving."
"Review" by , "An emotive, spiritually intimate, and often quite moving memoir....Written with affection, some humor, and a bittersweet regret."
"Review" by , "The most full and honest book that I've read on this subject."
"Synopsis" by ,
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 of her spiritual training offers a fascinating view into a shrouded religious life, and a vivid, moving account of the spiritual coming age of one of our most loved and respected interpreters of religious.

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