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  • The Spiral Staircaseby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, eager to meet God. After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. But convent life had profoundly altered her, and coping with the outside world and her expiring faith proved to be excruciating. Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness?diagnosed... more...

  • Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Lifeby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 18.95

    Karen Armstrong explains how to practise the religion of compassion that her last books have preached. In November 2009 Armstrong and TED launched The Charter of Compassion, which states that "We call upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion...to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human... more...

  • History of Godby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical... more...

  • The Battle for Godby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible... more...

  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling author of A History of God and The Spiral Staircase , comes this extraordinary investigation of a critical moment in the evolution of religious thought.In the ninth century BCE, events in four regions of the civilized world led to the rise of religious traditions that have endured to the present day--the development... more...

  • Islamby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. Karen Armstrong's short history offers a vital corrective to this narrow view. The distillation of years of thinking and writing about... more...

  • The Case for Godby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.   Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality... more...

  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    From one of the world?s leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God , The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase , comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time. In one astonishing, short period ?... more...

  • The Case for Godby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times. Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from... more...

  • The Spiral Staircaseby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    The moving story of her own search for God by the highly-acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ; The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism ; and Islam: A Short History . In 1969, after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun -- hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God... more...