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The Battle for God free pdf One of the most potent forces bedevilling the modern world is religious extremism. The need to understand it has never been greater, and Karen Armstrong attempts to do so in this text. Focusing in detail on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism from 16th century Spain onwards and of course latterly in Israel, and Muslim fundamentalism over the last 400 years, she brings her deeply informed religious understanding to bear on the patterns that underlie fundamentalism. These evolve from the clash between - as she explains it - the conservative pre-modern mind that is governed by a love of myth and revelation, and the progressive rational society that relishes change. Fundamentalists view the contemporary world with horror, rejecting its claims to truth- there has always been a withdrawal from mainstream society and a fundamentalist "counter-culture" among the three traditions, and a state of war now exists over the future of our culture. These are not terrorists, rather, fundamentalists are now innovative, modern movements which exist in a symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each urging the other on to greater excess. "The Battle for God" is original in its thesis and in its understanding, and by applying that originality to the wide sweep of European and American history affords a compelling narrative- as a history of movements of people and religious ideas it is fascinating, and as an explanation of one of the most destabilizing forces at large in the world today it is extraordinary.

About Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun- in 1969 she left and took an Oxford degree, and now teaches at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers, and is also an honorary member of the Association of Muslim Social Sciences.

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Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 02 April 2001
ISBN : 0006383483
EAN : 9780006383482
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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