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"Strange as it may seem, the idea of 'God' developed in a market economy in a spirit of aggressive capitalism," Karen Armstrong asserts in her fascinating work A History of God. Armstrong considers herself a "historian of ideas," and with this broad view she gives a compelling account of the correspondences among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the historical, philosophical, intellectual, and social developments through the ages that both shaped them and were shaped by them.

Religion is "highly pragmatic," Armstrong finds. Any particular idea of God must work for the people who develop it. Consequently, as the times have changed, so have our ideas about God. "Understanding the ever-changing ideas of God in the past and their relevance and usefulness in their time," she says, "will help us to develop a new concept for the future."

Today an increasing number of people have difficulty with the idea of a God that behaves as a larger version of themselves. Armstrong sees this as inevitable, and welcomes believers to a notion of God that "works for us in the empirical age."

About the Author

Karen Armstrong is the author of nearly twenty books, including The Great Transformation, A History of God, and The Spiral Staircase, a spiritual memoir, among other bestsellers. An internationally renowned expert on religion, Armstrong is a powerful voice for interfaith understanding. She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060591854
Subtitle:
The 4,000 Year Quest
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Armstrong Karen
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Armstrong, Karen
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Armstrong, Karen
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Armstrong, Karen
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by Karen Armstrong
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
God
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
General Religion
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Audiobooks
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
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Edition Description:
Audio
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Y
Publication Date:
20040217
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9.56x7.10x.88 in. .43 lbs.

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