By Karen Armstrong
"An admirable and ambitious paintings of synthesis that would provide perception and delight to millions of lay readers."
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In this stunningly clever publication, Karen Armstrong, one among Britain's most excellent commentators on non secular affairs, lines the historical past of the way women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the fashionable age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow heritage of monotheism into one fantastically readable quantity, destined to take its position as a classic.
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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong