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

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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
ISBN:0517223120
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:460 pages

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

  • Leslie
    Jan 30, 2008

    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
    Oct 31, 2011

    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
    Jul 26, 2016

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    Aug 23, 2015

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  • April Sheridan
    Jul 27, 2007

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

  • Jan-Maat
    Jul 20, 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...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Nov 21, 2015

    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...

  • Margitte
    Aug 23, 2015

    I haven't finished reading the book. I still plan to though, but not in one sitting. The official blurb:'Over 700,000 copies of the original hardcover and paperback editions of this stunningly popular...