Karen Armstrong, in writing The Case for God, provides the reader with one of the very best theological works of our time
Karen Armstrong, in writing The Case for God, provides the reader with one of the very best theological works of our time.
The Case for God is a 2009 book by Karen Armstrong. It is an answer to the recent claims that God does not exist from Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett. It covers the history of religion, from the paleolithic age to the present day, with a focus on the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and on apophatic theology in various religions.
Karen Armstrong takes the reader through a history of religious practice in many different cultures, arguing that in the . This is religion as it should be, and, according to Armstrong, as it once was in all the world's best traditions. However, there is a serpent in this paradise, as in others.
Karen Armstrong takes the reader through a history of religious practice in many different cultures, arguing that in the good old days and purest forms they all come to much the same thing. Or rather, several serpents, but the worst is the folly of intellectualising the practice. This makes it into a matter of belief, argument, and ultimately dogma.
Karen Armstrong, a former nun, wants to rescue the idea of the Deity from its cultured despisers and its more literal-minded adherents alike
Karen Armstrong, a former nun, wants to rescue the idea of the Deity from its cultured despisers and its more literal-minded adherents alike. The time, in other words, is ripe for a book like The Case for God, which wraps a rebuke to the more militant sort of atheism in an engaging survey of Western religious thought. Karen Armstrong, a former nun turned prolific popular historian, wants to rescue the idea of God from its cultured despisers and its more literal-minded adherents alike.
The Case for God is an entire semester at college packed into a single book-a voluminous, dizzying .
The Case for God is an entire semester at college packed into a single book-a voluminous, dizzying intellectual history. Reading The Case for God, I felt smarter. A stimulating, hopeful work. And I wondered w. bout the AuthorKaren Armstrong is the author of numerous other books on religious affairs; including A History of God, The Battle for God, Holy War, Islam, Buddha and The Great Transformation, and an autobiography, The Spiral Staircase.
Is there a God? How did the world come into being? But this is a modern preoccupation. Religion was never supposed to provide answers to questions that lay within the reach of human reason. Religion’s task, closely allied to that of art, was to help us to live creatively, peacefully, and even joyously with realities for which there were no easy explanations and problems that we could not solve: mortality, pain, grief, despair, and outrage at the injustice and cruelty of life.
The Case for God book.
Ms Her new book is called "The Case for Go. We'll talk more after a break. This is FRESH AIR. (Soundbite of music)
Her new book is called "The Case for Go. (Soundbite of music). GROSS: If you're just joining us, my guest is Karen Armstrong, and we're talking about her new book, "The Case for Go.
In this astounding book, prolific author Karen Armstrong has written an intellectual history of the notion of God, focusing on Western Christian conceptions. In many ways this book covers much of the same territory that Robert Wright did in The Evolution of God, but whereas Wright focuses on the evolution of morality in conceptions of the divine, Armstrong focuses on the practice of religion. I was astounded as time after time she got so many things right in those areas I know something about. This is an amply-documented, massive book, and an intellectual feast
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Vintage Canada; First Edition edition (September 7, 2010)
Pages: 432 pages
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