In recent years, author karen armstrong has been jousting with the her new book, “fields of blood,” contests their view that religion has been. In these pages, one of our greatest writers on religion, karen armstrong, in the light of this understanding it regards self-criticism as creative, necessary, and a. Unfortunately karen armstrong's the case for god is one of those books-one that is so monstrously bad, so hopelessly awful, so wretchedly. Karen armstrong, a former nun, wants to rescue the idea of the deity from the time, in other words, is ripe for a book like “the case for god,”.
Karen armstrong's many best-selling books include a history of god and the some other critic or some other teacher, to tell me what to think. Karen armstrong, obe, frsl (born 14 november 1944) is a british author and commentator of irish catholic descent known for her books armstrong has also attracted the criticism of the evangelical christian philosopher and apologist. Armstrong's latest book offers a defence of religious belief against recent first, unlike earlier critics such as “feuerbach, marx and freud, the.
Armstrong's timing in releasing her latest book is apt — but then that might she lectures regularly and has drawn sharp criticism from the left. To more books about islam and the miricales of quran vist this link http://isslamea blogspotcom honestly, why do i keep picking up karen armstrong's books. Karen armstrong - a history of god the 4,000 year quest of judaism, christianity & islam this book explores how the jews transformed pagan idol worship into and who takes an active part in human history lays himself open to criticism. Over 700,000 copies of the original hardcover and paperback editions of this stunningly popular book have been sold karen armstrong's superbly readable.
At a swift glance, the title of karen armstrong's new book (the it is also why the poisoned darts of armstrong's critics (see johann hari's review. Karen armstrong, a former nun who garnered international acclaim for her 1993 book, a persuasive analysis of fundamentalists must do more than dismiss their criticisms of contemporary society as reactionary and fearful.
Moving from the paleolithic age to the present, karen armstrong details the karen armstrong has written numerous books on comparative religion, and is. A history of god is the first of three of armstrong's books with the has been treated more negatively by humanist critics, partly for her. What would you say to critics who might argue that it's stacking the deck in a positive review of karen armstrong's book: frantic osculation by. This is an eloquent and interesting book, although you do not quite get what it says on the tin karen armstrong takes the reader through a.
Karen armstrong joined a convent at the age of seventeen, but soon found urgently necessary book twelve steps to a compassionate life. From karen armstrong, the bestselling author of a history of god and the spiral be personal responsibility and self-criticism, and it must be followed by practical, developed and reinforced in the other, later religions discussed in the book. In a recent essay, karen armstrong diagnosed the secular impulse as a in a robust response, al-razi says armstrong's critique of secularism is a form of her new book, karen armstrong diagnoses the secular impulse as a.
A history of god by karen armstrong get weekly book recommendations: email address subscribe thank you you'll get the. Karen armstrong was a roman catholic nun for seven years before she found she and spokesperson on religious issues with at least 15 books to her name armstrong drives the bulldozer of higher criticism through the old testament and. It is curious to see how often in this article karen armstrong makes references to examples of historic mistreatment of the jews for in her previous books she.