A critique of karen armstrong’s book the battle for god a history of fundamentalism i find it personally distasteful that in many instances the serious debates involving religion, ethics and world views are dominated by persons who’s faith in the greatness of g-d has been shaken in such a way that they feel compelled to attempt to drag the rest of the faithful along on their personal . By karen armstrong (serge schmemann, ny times book review) -review : of jerusalem : one city, three faiths by karen armstrong (janice penkalski, book page) -review : of jerusalem (imad-ad-dean ahmad, middle east affairs journal). A history of god the 4000-year quest of judaism, christianity, and islam more by karen armstrong our editors select the one author and one book they believe . Review of karen armstrong's twelve steps to a compassionate life toolbox resize print e-mail to create a thought-provoking program for spreading compassion that goes well beyond this book.
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