Why does God exist? How have the three dominant religions- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam- shaped andaltered the concept of God? How have these religionsinfluenced each other? In A History of God, author Karen Armstrong traces the history of how men and women haveperceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham tothe present.
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 philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic.