A History of God by Karen Armstrong

A History of God

Over 700,000 copies of the original hardcover and paperback editions of this stunningly popular book have been sold. Karen Armstrong's superbly readable exploration of how the three dominant monotheistic religions of the world - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - have shaped and altered the conception of God is a tour de force. One of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, Armstrong traces the history of how men and women have perc...


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TitleA History of God
ISBN9780517223123
Author
Release DateMar 2nd, 2004
PublisherGramercy Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreReligion, History, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Islam, Spirituality, Theology
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Reviews A History of God

  • Leslie
    2007-12-19
    Whew. I thought I'd never finish this book. But two months later, I somehow managed to get to the end. Now, what to say about it?I started this book knowing a moderate amount about the history of Christianity, a small amount about Judaism, and much too little about Islam. I relied heavily on my previous knowledge of Christianity and Judaism to make sense of Armstrong's extremely dense, often repetitive, and (to use her favorite word) esoteric pro...
  • Paul Bryant
    2008-07-26
    A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH RELIGION(You may have already thought of a few, but this is my current thing.)Religious thought is metaphorical and the constant danger is that the unlettered will take the metaphor literally. For instance, the Holy Trinity in Christianity - sorting out a satisfactory formula expressing the relationships between God the Father & Jesus the Son & the Holy Spirit presented hideous problems which took around 300 years to resolve ...
  • maha
    2011-10-07
    الكتاب موسوعة كبيرة سيستغرق وقتا طويلا لاكماله.. قراءة اساسية لمن يدرس الثيولوجيا (علم العقائد)، الميثولوجي (علم الأساطير) ومقارنة الاديانسأذكر نقطة منه علقت بذهنيفهمت منه مفهوم شخصنة الاله.. عندما جسد البشر الاله بحيث يكون بعيدا، ليس كمثل اي شيء ن...
  • Huda Yahya
    2015-07-13
    سيرة الله لكارين أرمسترونغالكتاب يبحر في مفهوم الإله في الديانات الثلاثة الكبرىاليهودية - المسيحية - الإسلاملقراء الإنجليزية يمكنكم مشاهدة هذا الوثائقي الممتعوالذي يعتمد على أفكار الكتاب الرئيسيةhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx4m1...
  • Riku Sayuj
    2011-12-01
    The Tendencies of ReligionsA facebook conversation:Started with this post, with the following Ambedkar quote:"The Hindus criticise the Mahomedans for having spread their religion by the use of the sword. They also ridicule Christianity on the score of the Inquisition.But really speaking, who is better and more worthy of our respect—the Mahomedans and Christians who attempted to thrust down the throats of unwilling persons what they regarded as ...
  • Camille
    2009-01-03
    If I could give a book six stars, I would give them to this book. I feel like I learned something new on nearly every page. This book is truly a history book on a grand scale. It reminds me of the type of history Will Durrant wrote, where he would take a period of time and write extensively about all the facets of history within that time. Armstrong, on the other hand, takes just one facet of history and writes extensively about it over a long (4...
  • John
    2008-02-23
    This is one of those books that make me feel woefully deficient in a certain subject. Having never taken a comparative religion class, and in fact bordering on an antiestablishment stance when it comes to organized religion, I can only conclude that this book was not the place to start. The first couple of chapters which reviewed mankinds evolution from a polythesim to the monothesims of Judiasm, Christianity, and Islam were interesting, and for ...
  • فهد الفهد
    2017-02-04
    الله والإنسان للأسف لم يحظ كتاب بهذه الأهمية بترجمة جيدة، أتمنى ألا تعاني بقية كتب كارين أرمسترونغ من ذات المشكلة، خاصة وكتبها مهمة وتتناول مواضيع متعمقة في الأديان أو التجربة الدينية، في كتابها هذا والذي تم تغيير عنوانه ليتلاءم مع الرقيب العربي ...