The Case for God by Karen Armstrong
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The Case for God Summary
Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality that it called by many names, such as God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. Focusing especially on Christianity but including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese spiritualities, Armstrong examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time, when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. Why has God become unbelievable? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors?
The Case for God Reviews
"Starred Review. With characteristic command of subject and crispness, the prolific and redoubtable independent British scholar and former nun takes yet another run at the worlds religious history....She's conceptual, humanistic and exceedingly well-read. . . . [An] articulate and accessible sweep through intellectual history. The 'unknowing' of the mystics has its virtues and its place, but being well-read and knowledgeable makes one powerful and persuasive book." - Publishers Weekly
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Karen Armstrong Author Biography
Karen Armstrong, author, scholar, and journalist, is among the world's foremost commentators on religious history and culture. Her books include the bestselling A History of God and The Battle for God, as well as Buddha and Islam: A Short History.
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