"...she delivered interesting observations and a wealth of history."---reviewer "A Customer"
As for HISTORY, "Battle for God" is a book with serious historical omissions. The Civil War era is merely one example of a relevent historical period in Ameican life that is entirely omitted, and also the emigration of the Puritans to American colonies and the political and relevencies and persecutions of religious sects by governments of the 17th Century are omitted. Neither does the book identify the Abolitionist Movement as a fundamentalist movement, which it certainly was.
Finally, and most pointedly, at no location in the entire book, does the author even DEFINE what FUNDAMENTALISM is. The result is that throughout the entire book, Armstrong employs a glittering generality, the term FUNDAMENTALISM, and the term is entirely devoid of substantial or identifiable meaning. This makes the entire book one of the most unscholarly works ever composed on the subject of religion.
Rather than classifying "Battle for a God" as a history of a religious movement, it is perhaps more accurately categorized as historical revisionism.