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Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong

·3.9·98,236 Ratings
“ Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. ” ― Brian Tracy
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  • Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

    2006·
    ·4.01·1,524 Ratings
    Muhammad was born in 570 CE, and over the following sixty years built a thriving spiritual community, laying the foundations of a religion that changed the course of world history. There is more historical data on his life than on that of the founder of a
  • Nuns and Soldiers

    2002·
    ·3.94·475 Ratings
    Set in London and in the South of France, this brilliantly structured novel centers on two women: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the recent death of her husband, yet awakening to passion; and Anne Cavidge, who has returned in doubt from many years in a nu
  • Visions of God

    2003·
    ·3.61·71 Ratings
    The mystics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were, writes Karen Armstrong, like "the astronauts of our own day. They broke into a new religion, blazed a new trail to God and to the depths of the self, a trail far from the beaten pilgrimage paths of
  • Buddha

    2004·
    ·3.89·3,502 Ratings
    With such bestsellers as A History of God and Islam, Karen Armstrong has consistently delivered "penetrating, readable, and prescient" (The New York Times) works that have lucidly engaged a wide range of religions and religious issues. In Buddha she turns
  • In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis

    1997·
    ·3.88·482 Ratings
    The power of Genesis lies in its stories, especially those of the creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph. Armstrong traces the grand design of Genesis and its great themes, examines its stories in fascinating detail, and shows
  • Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet

    1993·
    ·4.15·4,682 Ratings
    A fresh, evenhanded biography of the founder of Islam by the author of "A History of God." "Portrays Muhammad as a passionate, complex, fallible human being."-- "Publishers Weekly"
  • A Short History of Myth

    2004·
    ·3.68·3,273 Ratings
  • Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World

    2001·
    ·3.95·1,275 Ratings
    Karen Armstrong, bestselling author of A History of God, skillfully narrates this history of the Crusades with a view toward their profound and continuing influence. In 1095 Pope Urban II summoned Christian warriors to take up the cross and reconquer the
  • The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

    2007·
    ·4.02·2,863 Ratings
    In the ninth century BCE, the peoples of four distinct regions of the civilized world created the religious and philosophical traditions that have continued to nourish humanity to the present day: Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in
  • What's Right with Islam Is What's Right With America: A New Vision for Muslims and the West

    2005·
    ·3.85·139 Ratings
    An American imam offers answers for today's toughest questions about Islam, and a vision for a  reconciliation between Islam and the West.One of the pressing questions of our time is what went wrong in the relationship between Muslims and the West. Conti
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