by Chandler, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
During the Axial Age — 900 to 200 B.C.E. — the world's major religious traditions responded to their surrounding cultural influences and developed the philosophical attitudes they exhibit to this day. In lucid and reasoned prose Karen Armstrong details the impact violence and other worldly forces had in determining the developmental process of religion. The Great Transformation is an absorbing read, sure to stand out amongst works of religious history.