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Yet she also acknowledges the irony of how fundamentalism and Western materialism seem to urge each other on to greater excesses. To "prevent an escalation of the conflict, we must try and understand the pain and perception of the other side," she pleads. With her gift for clear, engaging writing and her integrity as a thorough researcher, Armstrong delivers a powerful discussion of a globally heated issue. Part history lesson, part wake-up call, and mostly a plea for healing, Armstrong's writing continues to offer a religious mirror and a cultural vision. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Armstrong is a very good writer and I really enjoyed reading this book.
The Nicene Creed, for example, does not present a Jesus who was crucified in the eternal world of mythic truth, since its sources do not do so either.
In this book, Karen Armstrong presents a brief history of fundamentalist movements in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
This book delves into Christian, Jewish, and Islamic fundamentalist movements and their history. Odd to say, Armstrong did such an excellent job exploring each, that I finally... Read morePublished 14 days ago by SoOH JO
The below is a review of the unabridged Tantor CD audiobook version of this work
This book primarily examines the battle of fundamentalists, in the world’s three... Read more
very difficult read...unless you are VERY interested in wading thru a ton of, difficult to keep in order, history.Published 2 months ago by William Barrow
This is enormously illuminating history. I occasionally quibble with her interpretations, but they are always useful.Published 2 months ago by NG
From Armstrong's vast knowledge and understanding of US, Egypt and Iran, she has given me a much deeper insight into
Fundamentalism and our current religious, cultural and... Read more
I now can better understand some of the many wing nuts in the world.Published 3 months ago by Robert P. Hart