Poetry Books by Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book A History of God Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Published Date: 1994
Categories: Religion
Explores the evolution of the idea and experience of God, from Abraham to the present day.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book Visions of God Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Bantam
Published Date: 1994
Categories: Religion
Exploring the work of mystics who resisted the confines of traditional religion, writings of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Walter Hilton, Dame Julian of Norwich, and the unknown author of The Cloud of Unknowing are included. Original.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book A History of God Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Random House
Published Date: 1999
Categories: Belief and doubt
The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4, 000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book Muhammad Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published Date: 2007-08-28
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
The Man Who Inspired the World's Fastest-Growing Religion Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam. Countering those who dismiss Islam as fanatical and violent, Armstrong offers a clear, accessible, and balanced portrait of the central figure of one of the world's great religions.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book Through the Narrow Gate Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published Date: 1997
Categories: Catholics, English
Author's memoir of life inside a Catholic convent in the late 1960's. A bestseller when first published in 1981, this revised edition contains a new introduction.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book Holy War Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Published Date: 1991
Categories: History
A penetrating narrative history of the Crusades that reveals the ominous links and parallels between those medieval clashes and the violent rivalries of the Middle East today. "From the Trade Paperback edition.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book Muhammad Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Harpercollins
Published Date: 1992
Categories: History
Discusses the life of the founder of Islam, the emergence of Islam in the midst of the turbulence of seventh-century Arabia, and Western views of the prophet and his religion from a historical perspective

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Hebrews Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Canongate Books
Published Date: 1999-01-01
Categories: Bibles
Hebrews marks a parting of the ways for Jews and Christians of the first century. It makes a case for the superiority of the new Christian 'faith' over old Hebrew orthodoxy and draws on the Old Testament for precedents for Jesus's ministry and to paint a picture of Jesus.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book St. Paul Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published Date: 2015
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
A stirring account of the life of Paul, who brought Christianity to the Jews, by the most popular writer on religion in the English-speaking world, Karen Armstrong, author ofThe History of God, which has been translated into thirty languages

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book A History of Jerusalem Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Published Date: 2005
Categories: Jerusalem
'A History of Jerusalem' is useful for not only by visitors and potential travellers in Jerusalem, but for the general reader as well.|PB

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book Islam Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher:
Published Date: 2008-06-05
Categories: Religion
Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book A Short History Of Myth Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Canongate Books
Published Date: 2008-10-30
Categories: Social Science
As long as we have been human, we have been mythmakers. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong holds up the mirror of mythology to show us the history of ourselves, and embarks on a journey that begins at a Neanderthal graveside and ends buried in the heart of the modern novel. Surprising, powerful and profound, A Short History of Myth examines the world's most ancient art form - the making and telling of stories - and why we still need it.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book In the Beginning Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Random House
Published Date: 2011-03-03
Categories: Religion
The foundation stone of Jewish and Christian scriptures, the power of the Book of Genesis lies in its stories - Creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob and Joseph. These ancient tales illuminate some of our most enduring and profound problems: cowardice, the struggle with evil, the difficulty of facing past mistakes, achieving a true understanding of our innermost selves. Karen Armstrong traces the themes and meanings of these stories, examining what they can still tell us about the human quest for meaning.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book The Case for God Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Random House
Published Date: 2011-05-31
Categories: Religion
There is widespread confusion about the nature of religious truth. For the first time in history, a significantly large number of people want nothing to do with God. Militant atheists preach a gospel of godlessness with the zeal of missionaries and find an eager audience. Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God - and, indeed, reason itself - in a way that our ancestors would have found astonishing. Does God have a future? Karen Armstrong examines how we can build a faith that speaks to the needs of our troubled and dangerously polarised world.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book The Great Transformation Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Published Date: 2011-03-01
Categories: Religion
The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence is second only to man's harnessing of fire in fundamentally transforming our understanding of what it is to be human. But why did Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jeremiah, Lao Tzu and others all emerge in this five-hundred-year span? And why do they have such similar ideas about humanity?In The Great Transformation, Karen Armstrong examines this phenomenal period and the connections between this disparate group of philosophers, mystics and theologians.

Karen Armstrong Books, Karen Armstrong poetry book Buddha Authors: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Penguin
Published Date: 2004-09-28
Categories: Religion
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 to a figure whose thought is still reverberating throughout the world 2,500 years after his death. Many know the Buddha only from seeing countless serene, iconic images. But what of the man himself and the world he lived in? What did he actually do in his roughly eighty years on earth that spawned one of the greatest religions in world history? Armstrong tackles these questions and more by examining the life and times of the Buddha in this engrossing philosophical biography. Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, she blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions.



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In futurity
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That the earth from sleep.
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For her maker meek:
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