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By Karen Armstrong

ISBN-10: 0060591854

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ISBN-13: 9780345384560

ISBN-10: 0517223120

ISBN-13: 9780517223123

Why does God exist? How have the 3 dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—shaped and adjusted the notion of God? How have those religions encouraged one another? during this stunningly clever ebook, Karen Armstrong, one among Britain's most well known commentators on spiritual affairs, lines the background of ways women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the present. 

The epic tale starts off with the Jews' slow transformation of pagan idol worship in Babylon into real monotheism—a thought formerly unknown on the earth. Christianity and Islam either rose at the origin of this progressive suggestion, yet those religions refashioned 'the One God' to fit the social and political wishes in their fans. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow background of monotheism into one fantastically readable quantity, destined to take its position as a classic.

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“An admirable and bold paintings of synthesis that would supply perception and delight to millions of lay readers.”—The Washington publish publication World

“A brilliantly lucid, spendidly readable ebook. [Karen] Armstrong has a blinding skill: she will be able to take a protracted and complicated topic and decrease it to the basics, with out oversimplifying.”The Sunday Times (London)

“Absorbing . . . A lode of learning.”Time

“The so much attention-grabbing and realized learn of the most important wild goose chase in history—the quest for God. Karen Armstrong is a genius.”—A.N. Wilson, writer of Jesus: A Life

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