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Karen Armstrong is a former Catholic nun, historian, and English author best known for her non-fiction books on comparative religion. Armstrong became disillusioned with her faith after a visit to Jerusalem in 1984 and subsequently changed her beliefs to reflect the idea that all the the main religions are fundamentally the same.

Armstrong's first book, Jerusalem One City, Three Faiths, was based on her comparative religion views and was published in 1996. Since that time her focus has shifted to Islamic issues and some credit the author with bringing a more objective view of Islam to European and American audiences. Armstrong's insights into the Islamic faith along with her connections to Bill Moyers, the United Nations, and the U.S. Congress have made her a popular speaker.

For an introduction into Armstrong's works, try the audio book download of The Bible A Biography, in which the author discusses the history of the world's most powerful book in captivating detail. Armstrong also offers readers a portrait of Asian religion in Buddha, which is conveniently available for audio download. Her live presentation of The Future of God, also available in audiobook download format, explores Armstrong's ideas on how our concept of God has evolved and what it will mean to us in the future.

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In Karen Armstrong's biography of the Prophet of Islam she describes Muhammad as a respectful man who lived a decent life.

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People want to be religious, says scholar Karen Armstrong; we should act to help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help her build a Charter for Compassion -- to help restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious do.

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From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence.

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From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling A History of God, The Battle for God, and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time.

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This rich, timely, and highly original portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man....

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Karen Armstrong presents a concise and articulate history of Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith...

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The sacred story of Abraham traverses the geography of the most bitter political conflict in the modern world beginning in what is now southern Iraq and ending in the West Bank city of Hebron.

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Karen Armstrong, one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in modern life, joins LIVE for a talk about making the world a more compassionate place.

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In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, and life of historys most powerful book---the Bible. This is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.

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What does tomorrow hold for the way we worship God? On The Future of God, Karen Armstrong guides us through a bewildering landscape, over many centuries and civilizations...

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