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The Resource The case for God, Karen Armstrong

The case for God, Karen Armstrong

Label
The case for God
Title
The case for God
Statement of responsibility
Karen Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality. While noting that the changing face of the world has necessarily changed the importance of religion at both the societal and the individual level, she makes a powerful, convincing argument for drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age
Summary
Evaluates the role of religion in history, stating that modern expressions of faith are considerably removed from those of previous generations while arguing that an increased awareness of past insights may build a faith that speaks to an increasingly polarized society
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
323056
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
211
Index
index present
LC call number
BL473
LC item number
.A76 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The case for God, Karen Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-390) and index
Contents
PT. 1 THE UNKNOWN GOD (30,000 BCE to 1500 CE): Homo religiosus -- God -- Reason -- Faith -- Silence -- Faith and reason -- PT. 2 THE MODERN GOD (1500 CD to the present): Science and religion -- Scientific religion -- Enlightenment -- Atheism -- Unknowing -- Death of God?
Control code
5083004
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780307269188
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009014044
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn316029803
  • (OCoLC)316029803
Label
The case for God, Karen Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-390) and index
Contents
PT. 1 THE UNKNOWN GOD (30,000 BCE to 1500 CE): Homo religiosus -- God -- Reason -- Faith -- Silence -- Faith and reason -- PT. 2 THE MODERN GOD (1500 CD to the present): Science and religion -- Scientific religion -- Enlightenment -- Atheism -- Unknowing -- Death of God?
Control code
5083004
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780307269188
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009014044
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn316029803
  • (OCoLC)316029803

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