By Karen Armstrong
"An admirable and ambitious paintings of synthesis that might supply perception and pride to millions of lay readers."
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In this stunningly clever ebook, Karen Armstrong, one in all Britain's most desirable commentators on spiritual affairs, lines the background of the way women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the fashionable age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow historical past of monotheism into one beautifully readable quantity, destined to take its position as a classic.
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Extra info for A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
2/7 subject : Islam--Relations--Christianity, Christianity and other religions--Islam. Page 3 A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue Badru D. Kateregga and David W. Shenk Page 4 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kateregga, Badru D. Shenk]. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. ). IslamRelationsChristianity. Christianity and other religionsIslam. , 1937 . Title. 48-1984. All Bible quotations are used by permission, all rights reserved, and are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.
Badru Kateregga and David Shenk may be among the first to attempt such a dialogue, which lets the reader be the sole judge of the message behind the contents. Sheikh Zakariya Razy (not Rhaze) in one of his books wrote about the different schools of thought in Islam, stating the merits of each one without prejudice over the other. He did not suggest, for instance, the rightness of the convictions of the Al-Ash-ariya over the Qadariya or the Qadariya over the Jabariya and vice versa, although he himself belonged to Al-Ash-ariya.
This book, jointly authored by a Mus- Page 20 lim and a Christian, has been written under the glaring light of mutual presence. Every word we have written has been honed by knowledge that we are working together. Honesty, kindness, and sensitivity have therefore been absolutely necessary. BADRU D. KATEREGGA DAVID W. SHENK Page 22 A MUSLIM PRAYER In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to God, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment.
A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong