Ratings : 39031

Review : 1307


Published : Mar. 2, 2004

By : Gramercy Books

Language : eng

Paperback : 460 Pages

Published : Mar. 2, 2004

By : Gramercy Books

Language : eng

Paperback : 460 Pages

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

39031 Ratings - 1307 Review

Armstrong, a British journalist and former nun, guides us along one of the most elusive and fascinating quests of all time--the search for God. Like all beloved historians, Armstrong entertains us with deft storytelling, astounding research, and makes us feel a greater appreciation for the present because we better understand our past. Be warned: A History of God is not a tidy linear history. Rather, we learn that the definition of God is constantly being repeated, altered, discarded, and resurrected through the ages, responding to its followers' practical concerns rather than to mystical mandates. Armstrong also shows us how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have overlapped and influenced one another, gently challenging the secularist history of each of these religions. --Gail Hudson



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ABOUT Karen Armstrong

British author of numerous works on comparative religion.

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