A History of God

Download or Read eBook A History of God PDF written by Karen Armstrong and published by Gramercy. This book was released on 2004 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A History of God

Book Synopsis A History of God by : Karen Armstrong

A study of the deity of the world's three dominant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In a dynamic interplay between religion and society's ever-changing beliefs, values, and traditions, human beings' ideas about God have been transformed. Ideas about God have been molded to apply to the spiritual needs of the people who worship him in a particular place and time. The author explores and analyzes the development and progression of the various perceptions of God from the days of Abraham to present times--Adapted from book jacket.

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  • ISBN-10 – 0517223120
  • ISBN-13 – 9780517223123

A History of God

Download or Read eBook A History of God PDF written by Karen Armstrong and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A History of God

Book Synopsis A History of God by : Karen Armstrong

Explores the ways in which the "idea" and "experience" of God evolved among monotheists--Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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  • ISBN-10 – 0679426000
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A History of God

Download or Read eBook A History of God PDF written by Karen Armstrong and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-08-10 with total page 487 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A History of God

Book Synopsis A History of God by : Karen Armstrong

Why does God exist? How have the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—shaped and altered the conception of God? How have these religions influenced each other? In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. The epic story begins with the Jews' gradual transformation of pagan idol worship in Babylon into true monotheism—a concept previously unknown in the world. Christianity and Islam both rose on the foundation of this revolutionary idea, but these religions refashioned 'the One God' to suit the social and political needs of their followers. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic. Praise for History of God “An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers.”—The Washington Post Book World “A brilliantly lucid, spendidly readable book. [Karen] Armstrong has a dazzling ability: she can take a long and complex subject and reduce it to the fundamentals, without oversimplifying.”—The Sunday Times (London) “Absorbing . . . A lode of learning.”—Time “The most fascinating and learned study of the biggest wild goose chase in history—the quest for God. Karen Armstrong is a genius.”—A.N. Wilson, author of Jesus: A Life

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  • Publisher – Ballantine Books
  • Total Pages – 487
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307798589
  • ISBN-13 – 0307798585

A History of God

Download or Read eBook A History of God PDF written by Karen Armstrong and published by Random House. This book was released on 1999 with total page 74 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A History of God

Book Synopsis A History of God by : Karen Armstrong

In this extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen Armstrong examines Western society's unerring fidelity to the idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders.

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  • Publisher – Random House
  • Total Pages – 74
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780099273677
  • ISBN-13 – 0099273675

A History of God

Download or Read eBook A History of God PDF written by Karen Armstrong and published by Knopf. This book was released on 1993 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A History of God

Book Synopsis A History of God by : Karen Armstrong

We look first at the gradual move away from the pagan gods to the full-fledged monotheism of the Jews during the exile in Babylon. Next considered is the development of parallel, yet different, perceptions and beliefs among Christians and Muslims.

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  • Publisher – Knopf
  • Total Pages – 502
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  • ISBN-10 – UCSC:32106011655856
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