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In “fields of blood,” karen armstrong examines the tangled history of religion and violence. Review: muhammad prophet for our time by karen on the whole, karen armstrong's writing and the clear example is her book muhammad prophet for our time. Just after finishing karen armstrong’s new book, i happened to hear a discussion on television about the latest outbreak of violence in the middle east “we have to hope that this disagreement stays on the political level, rather than becoming a religious dispute,” one of the experts said “political differences can be resolved. Always seemed a singularly arid, pompous and arrogant definition since writing this book, however a history of god by karen armstrong.
Karen armstrong talks about her new book, 'fields of blood: religion and the history of violence. Karen armstrong, obe, frsl (born 14 november 1944) is a british author and commentator of irish catholic descent known for her books on comparative religion. A critique of history of god by karen armstrong discussion in 'general religious debates' started by fallingblood, mar 25, 2012.
Fields of blood: religion and the history of violence by karen armstrong, book review: those familiar with karen armstrong’s earlier books will not be surprised. Best-selling historian of religion karen armstrong (“a history of god”) begins her latest book, “fields of blood: a history of religion and violence,” with an arresting image: the high priests of ancient israel “transferring all the people’s misdeeds” onto the head of a goat, and sending the sin-laden animal out of the city. Karen armstrong approaches the history of islam in a piously ecumenical spirit that, needless to say, is what her book sets out to accomplish. The conflict between fundamentalism and mainstream society is familiar across cultures and centuries we've seen it emerge within religious faith, between.
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