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5.0 out of 5 stars The building blocks for consideration of the major relgions, 1 Feb 2001
This review is from: A History Of God (Paperback)
Most religious books are just that. Religious. Karen Armstrong here produces something quite different. A "History of God" gives the non-specialist reader an objective, scholarly work which still maintains a sense of the spiritual. The book takes a very candid look at the development of the Christian faith and deals in some detail with the other principal world religions as well. For those who have ever wondered how on earth the terrifying God of the Old Testament and the "New Labour" God of the sermon on the mount can possibly be related and contained in one holy book, let alone reconciled in one faith - this is the book for you. Particularly valuable is the treatment of the experience and historical context of the Biblical prophets and the relationships between Christianity, Islam and Judaeism. The building blocks for anyone to make decisions about tolerance, faith and different cultural traditions are here and all based on extraordinary knowledge and research. First class.
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