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In the years.800-2--B.C.E., known as the Axial Age, human beings longed for peace and wholeness, callin it "shalom" or Nirvana". In India, along the plains of the ganges, a man named siddhatta Gotama reached Nirvana and was from then on known as "Buddha" or "the awakened one. In her book,"Buddha", published in 2001 in New York, Karen Armstrong notes that there is no chronological account of the Buddha's life, or record of his teachings. However...
Islam, A Short History
"ISLAM,A Short History" by Karen Armstrong NY 2000 In her short, compact book, "ISLAM" replete with maps, glossaries and a chronology of significant events Karen Armstrong, a religious writer who galvanized readers with her previous works, "Buddha" and "The Battle for God", has outlined the beliefs and politics of Islam from its beginnings in the seventh century with the life of the prophet, Muhammed, up until the present day. ...
Islam: A Short History
Armstrong provides a concise political and religious history of the Muslim world, beginning with the Qur'anic revelation to Muhammad in 610AD through the present day. She covers the early caliphate leaders of the 7th century and the first fitnah, which led to civil war in the Arab world. She discusses the role of the Umayyads in the second fitnah and the religious division between the Sunnis, the Shiites, and the Sufis. The author uses the Abbasid per...
The Battle for God
The Battle for God Karen Armstrong Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, 371 pp. (plus notes). ISBN: 0-679-43597-2 This book is an examination of religious fundamentalism in the twentieth century. Protestant fundamentalism has been visible on the American political scene since Jimmy Carter's campaign for the presidency in the 1970s . (It was Carter, a born again Christian, who first galvanized fundamentalist Christians into a voting bloc. Disappointed with ...
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