A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Over 700,000 copies of the original hardcover and paperback editions of this stunningly popular book have been sold. Karen Armstrong's superbly readable exploration of how the three dominant monotheistic religions of the world - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - have shaped and altered the conception of God is a tour de force. One of Britain's foremost commentators on rel...

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Title:A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Author:Karen Armstrong
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ISBN:0517223120
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:460 pages

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Reviews

  • April Sheridan
    Jul 27, 2007
    I still can't decide if it's good or not. That's that problem with being kinda dumb. ...
  • Leslie
    Dec 19, 2007
    Whew. I thought I'd never finish this book. But two months later, I somehow managed to get to the end. Now, what to say about it?I started this book knowing a moderate amount about the history of Christianity, a small amount about Judaism, and much too little about Islam. I relied heavily on my prev...
  • John
    Feb 23, 2008
    This is one of those books that make me feel woefully deficient in a certain subject. Having never taken a comparative religion class, and in fact bordering on an antiestablishment stance when it comes to organized religion, I can only conclude that this book was not the place to start. The first c...
  • Paul Bryant
    Jul 26, 2008
    A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH RELIGION(You may have already thought of a few, but this is my current thing.)Religious thought is metaphorical and the constant danger is that the unlettered will take the metaphor literally. For instance, the Holy Trinity in Christianity - sorting out a satisfactory formula ex...
  • Camille
    Jan 03, 2009
    If I could give a book six stars, I would give them to this book. I feel like I learned something new on nearly every page. This book is truly a history book on a grand scale. It reminds me of the type of history Will Durrant wrote, where he would take a period of time and write extensively about al...
  • maha
    Oct 07, 2011
    الكتاب موسوعة كبيرة سيستغرق وقتا طويلا لاكماله.. قراءة اساسية لمن يدرس الثيولوجيا (علم ...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Dec 01, 2011
    The Tendencies of ReligionsA facebook conversation:Started with this post, with the following Ambedkar quote:"The Hindus criticise the Mahomedans for having spread their religion by the use of the sword. They also ridicule Christianity on the score of the Inquisition.But really speaking, who is bett...
  • Huda Yahya
    Jul 13, 2015
    سيرة الله لكارين أرمسترونغالكتاب يبحر في مفهوم الإله في الديانات الثلاثة الكبرىاليه?...
  • فهد الفهد
    Feb 04, 2017
    الله والإنسان للأسف لم يحظ كتاب بهذه الأهمية بترجمة جيدة، أتمنى ألا تعاني بقية كتب كار?...
  • Jan-Maat
    Jul 05, 2016
    This is at once a very simple and a very complex book. Simple in its argument, complex in the array of detail marshalled to tell Armstrong's story.Her view, it seemed to me, was firstly that monotheism was wide spread - well beyond the limits of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam but that there was al...