A HISTORY OF GOD: THE 4,000-YEAR QUEST OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

A HISTORY OF GOD: THE 4,000-YEAR QUEST OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

By: Armstrong, Karen

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Why does God exist? How have the three dominant monotheistic religions--Jud aism, Christianity, and Islam--shaped and altered the conception of God? Ho w have these religions influenced each other? In this stunningly intelligen t book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religiou s affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and exper ienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. The epic story begins with the Jews' gradual transformation of pagan idol w orship in Babylon into true monotheism--a concept previously unknown in the world. Christianity and Islam both rose on the foundation of this revoluti onary idea, but these religions refashioned 'the One God' to suit the socia l and political needs of their followers. From classical philosophy and med ieval mysticism to the Reformation, Karen Armstrong performs the near mirac le of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly r eadable 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 s atisfaction to thousands of lay readers."--The Washington Post Book World "A brilliantly lucid, spendidly readable book. [Karen] Armstrong has a dazz ling 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 bigge.

Title: A HISTORY OF GOD: THE 4,000-YEAR QUEST OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

Author Name: Armstrong, Karen

Categories: Christianity,

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1994

ISBN Number: 0345384563

ISBN Number 13: 9780345384560

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046220