A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam


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 perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one compelling volume.

Title:A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:460 pages

    A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Reviews

  • Leslie
    Dec 19, 2007

    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 Chri...

  • Paul Bryant
    Jul 26, 2008

    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 metaph...

  • maha
    Oct 07, 2011

    الكتاب موسوعة كبيرة سيستغرق وقتا طويلا لاكماله.. قراءة اساسية لمن يدرس الثيولوجيا (علم العقائد)، الميثولوجي (ع...

  • Jan-Maat
    Jul 05, 2016

    This is at once a very simple and a very complex book. Simple in its argument, complex in the array of detail marshalled to tell Armstrong's story.Her view, it seemed to me, was firstly that monotheis...

  • Huda Yahya
    Jul 13, 2015

    سيرة الله لكارين أرمسترونغالكتاب يبحر في مفهوم الإله في الديانات الثلاثة الكبرىاليهودية - المسيحية - الإسلام...

  • April Sheridan
    Jul 27, 2007

    I still can't decide if it's good or not. That's that problem with being kinda dumb. ...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Dec 01, 2011

    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 swo...

  • John
    Feb 23, 2008

    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 com...

  • Camille
    Jan 03, 2009

    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 typ...

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    Feb 04, 2017

    الله والإنسان للأسف لم يحظ كتاب بهذه الأهمية بترجمة جيدة، أتمنى ألا تعاني بقية كتب كارين أرمسترونغ من ذات الم...