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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | History

9 edition of A History of God found in the catalog.

A History of God

The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

by Karen Armstrong

  • 156 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion,
  • God,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • History,
  • Religion / History,
  • Comparative studies,
  • Biblical teaching,
  • History of doctrines

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages496
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9700132M
    ISBN 100345384563
    ISBN 109780345384560

    I would have liked a quick visual check on which philosophers in the different religions were writing at the same time, and all Armstrong offers are numeric years scattered through the dense chapters. This book is not a light or easy read. Each successive religion has rendered earlier forms irrelevant, he suggests, ultimately leading to the universalistic revelation he delivers in his book. The book also explores the spiritual and scientific disciplines that were behind the journey of the Magi or Wise Men to Bethlehem to worship Yahshua as the Messiah that was prophesied about in the stars before the world was even created. No scientific evidence has ever found a soul, which is probably the figment of an overexcited imagination.

    Not only is he serous but he is joined by a secular establishment that has put this vision together. This future is all around you, in the devices you carry, the algorithms that rule the networks and the bio-technology and artificial intelligence that are slowly taking over. The Greeks and the Romans are the only other nations which have influenced the history of Western man as profoundly as the Jews. The last chapter is, naturally, somewhat less historical and more opinionated as Armstrong tackles where she sees religion going and what's needed to revitalize it, but after reading the material leading up to that chapter, her argument is interesting and worth thinking about.

    It is an intellectual history that crosses cultures and continents over the course of millenia. Rarely do you see a book that is so cunningly written to shake certainties and present as inevitable a stark and Godless future now being planned. Your own certainties will compel you to fight for the moral order that he rejects. Armstrong tackles a history of the three major Western religions, covering the evolution of philosophy and theology in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam since the time of Abraham.


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A History of God book

Wright uses an example from the Haida peopleindigenous to the northwest coast of North America, who would try to appease killer whale deities to calm storms out at sea; they would pour fresh water into the ocean or tie tobacco or deer tallow to the end of a paddle.

For Judaism, Islam and Eastern Christianity, this is anathema, because God is found in mystery and nothingness. For both Jews and non-Jews alike, I think this book is a must-read if you have any interest in world history.

For if organisms are mere algorithms determined by bio-chemical reactions and evolutionary randomness, then the next conclusion is that you have no free will.

Perhaps the most interesting idea that Dimont brings up in his introduction is the age of the Jewish civilization; whereas all the other pagan civilizations that existed at the time have long since disappeared, the Jews are still around today.

Scroll down to find links to some major book excerpts and reviews of this book. Aslan may well be the most talented religious translator of his generation. Not only is he serous but he is joined by a secular establishment that has put this vision together.

Wright correctly discerns in the human condition, so there seemed no compelling need to invoke a deity. Its ideas represent yet another step in the destruction of what remains of moral order. You are told that the one true Church is one of those imagined orders that evolved as a means to maintain power structures in place.

Walsh, S. Even better, given the temporal nature of a lot of religious influences, would have been an occasional timeline. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviewed: The Earthly City, on the other hand, consists of people who have immersed themselves in the cares and pleasures of the present, passing world. For Armstrong, this tension can be seen in, for example, the contrasting accounts of theophanies.

This concept of world history guided by Divine Providence in a universal war between God and the Devil is part of the official doctrine of the Catholic Church as most recently stated in the Second Vatican Council's Gaudium et Spes document: "The Church A Battle of Certainties Whether the world will finally reach the point of Homo deus is uncertain.

Pages: This is a very information-rich book. New York: E. Book XIV: teachings on the original sin as the cause for future lust and shame as a just punishment for lust. The value of the book is not found in reading it.

Image The idea of the book is fairly simple: Human spirituality can be explained in one cohesive, linear story about our universal desire to see ourselves in God.

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Random House. The Jews introduced to the world the concepts of monotheism, prayer, church, redemption, universal education and charity.

He states there is no soul because souls cannot evolve. It is hard to falsify or disprove. Section headings don't sound that significant, but one doesn't notice them until they're absent. Armstrong discusses the rise of modern Christian religiosity, in particular the Protestantism of Martin Luther and John Calvin.

Humans have adapted to pay attention to surprising and confusing information, because it could make the difference between life and death. Translation by Gerald G. Wright cites the Asch conformity experiments and even posits that Stockholm syndrome is not so much a syndrome as a natural product of evolution, the brain's way of ensuring that a person accepts and is accepted by his or her new social group.History / Fox's Book of Martyrs; Share Tweet Save.

God's Punishment upon Some of the Persecutors of His People in Mary's Reign. The Life and Conduct of Dr. Rowland Taylor of Hadley.

Fox's Book of Martyrs is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Bible Living. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Bible prophecy is unique.

There is no other religious book on Earth that even remotely matches the exactness, accuracy and majesty of the Bible’s statements concerning history and God’s control over history. Prophecy is God’s mark on history to let mankind know that He is providential and will do His perfect will in both Heaven and Earth.

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