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The Great Transformation

The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

by Karen Armstrong

The Great Transformation
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    Mar 2006, 496 pages
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    Apr 2007, 560 pages

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Karen Armstrong spent seven years as a nun in the Catholic Society of the Holy Child Jesus during the 1960s and later wrote a tell-all book, Through the Narrow Gate (1982) that bemoaned the restrictive life.

She teaches Christianity at London's Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism. It was her first trip to Jerusalem in 1983 that piqued her interest in commonality among faiths. At the time she was an atheist who was "wearied" by religion and ...

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