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Product Description: St. Paul is known throughout the world as the first Christian writer, authoring fourteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament. But as Karen Armstrong demonstrates in St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate, he also exerted a more significant influence on the spread of Christianity throughout the world than any other figure in history...read more

Hardcover:

9780544617391 | New Harvest, September 22, 2015, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: St.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501247828 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 22, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: St.
9781501247804 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 22, 2015), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: St.

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Product Description: RAPED, ABUSED, MOLESTED LEFT TO FIGURE OUT LIFE ON HER OWN.. Unwanted by a prostitute mother, inadequately raised by a schizophrenic aunt with multiple personalities just to name a few of the many incidents that left her on the edge of death throughout her entire upbringing...read more

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9781519411174 | 2 lrg edition (Createspace Independent Pub, November 17, 2014), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: RAPED, ABUSED, MOLESTED LEFT TO FIGURE OUT LIFE ON HER OWN.

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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. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness—something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? With deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world’s great traditions, taking us on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present. While many historians have looked at violence in connection with particular religious manifestations (jihad in Islam or Christianity’s Crusades), Armstrong looks at each faith—not only Christianity and Islam, but also Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Judaism—in its totality over time. As she describes, each arose in an agrarian society with plenty powerful landowners brutalizing peasants while also warring among themselves over land, then the only real source of wealth. In this world, religion was not the discrete and personal matter it would become for us but rather something that permeated all aspects of society. And so it was that agrarian aggression, and the warrior ethos it begot, became bound up with observances of the sacred.In each tradition, however, a counterbalance to the warrior code also developed. Around sages, prophets, and mystics there grew up communities protesting the injustice and bloodshed endemic to agrarian society, the violence to which religion had become heir. And so by the time the great confessional faiths came of age, all understood themselves as ultimately devoted to peace, equality, and reconciliation, whatever the acts of violence perpetrated in their name.Industrialization and modernity have ushered in an epoch of spectacular and unexampled violence, although, as Armstrong explains, relatively little of it can be ascribed directly to religion. Nevertheless, she shows us how and in what measure religions, in their relative maturity, came to absorb modern belligerence—and what hope there might be for peace among believers of different creeds in our time.At a moment of rising geopolitical chaos, the imperative of mutual understanding between nations and faith communities has never been more urgent, the dangers of action based on misunderstanding never greater. Informed by Armstrong’s sweeping erudition and personal commitment to the promotion of compassion, Fields of Blood makes vividly clear that religion is not the problem.

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9781410474124 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, November 19, 2014), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence.
9780307957047 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 28, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence.
9780321125613, titled "The Scott, Foresman Handbook for Writers" | 6 updated edition (Longman Pub Group, July 1, 2002), cover price $56.00 | also contains Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers

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9780307946966 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, September 15, 2015), cover price $16.95 | also contains Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

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Product Description: Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, karen armstrong demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent in fact, the worlds major religions have throughout their history displayed ambivalent attitudes towards aggression and warfare at times they have allied themselves with states and empires for protection or to further their influence; at others they have tried to curb state oppression and aggression and worked for peace and justice taking us on a journey from prehistoric times to the present, karen armstrong contrasts medieval crusaders and modern-day jihadists with the pacifism of the buddha and jesus vision of a just and peaceful society; moreover, she demonstrates that the underlying reasons - social, economic, political - for war and violence in our history often had very little to do with religion while human beings have a natural propensity for aggression, collective violence and warfare emerged at a certain point in history when the invention of agriculture created a society and a state based on the accumulation of wealth for most of history our destructive potential could be contained but with the industrialised warfare and all-powerful state of the modern age, humanity is on the brink of destroying itself vast in scope, impeccably researched and passionately argued, fields of blood is more than a corrective to the prevailing view that religion is to blame for most of the bloodshed throughout human history: it is a celebration of those religious ideas and movements that have opposed war and aggression and promoted peace and reconciliatio...read more

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9781847921871 | Vintage Uk, September 25, 2014, cover price $23.65 | About this edition: Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, karen armstrong demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent in fact, the worlds major religions have throughout their history displayed ambivalent attitudes towards aggression and warfare at times they have allied themselves with states and empires for protection or to further their influence; at others they have tried to curb state oppression and aggression and worked for peace and justice taking us on a journey from prehistoric times to the present, karen armstrong contrasts medieval crusaders and modern-day jihadists with the pacifism of the buddha and jesus vision of a just and peaceful society; moreover, she demonstrates that the underlying reasons - social, economic, political - for war and violence in our history often had very little to do with religion while human beings have a natural propensity for aggression, collective violence and warfare emerged at a certain point in history when the invention of agriculture created a society and a state based on the accumulation of wealth for most of history our destructive potential could be contained but with the industrialised warfare and all-powerful state of the modern age, humanity is on the brink of destroying itself vast in scope, impeccably researched and passionately argued, fields of blood is more than a corrective to the prevailing view that religion is to blame for most of the bloodshed throughout human history: it is a celebration of those religious ideas and movements that have opposed war and aggression and promoted peace and reconciliation

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9788439707929 | Grijalbo Mondadori, April 1, 2002, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: Rare book

Paperback:

9786073122023 | Poc edition (Debolsillo Mexico, January 3, 2014), cover price $12.00

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Product Description: In this important and thought-provoking work, Karen Armstrong—one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place...read more

Hardcover:

9781410435033 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, February 19, 2011), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Karen Armstrong explains how to practise the religion of compassion that her last books have preached.

Paperback:

9780307742889 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, December 27, 2011), cover price $14.95 | also contains Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life | About this edition: In this important and thought-provoking work, Karen Armstrong—one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place.

Miscellaneous:

9780307400673 | Knopf Canada, December 28, 2010, cover price $22.00
9780307595638 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, December 28, 2010, cover price $22.00

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Product Description: This book is about starting a cake business. Learn how to set up your cake baking and cake decorating business, including marketing, lowering your taxes and organizing your business. It also reveals "insider" baking secrets, professional baking tips, and special ways to easily make more money...read more

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9781456332006 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 17, 2010, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: This book is about starting a cake business.
9781449557591 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 20, 2009, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: This book is about starting a cake business.

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Product Description: A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age. 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 that it called by many names, such as God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao...read more

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9781410421531 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, November 18, 2009), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: 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.
9780307269188 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 22, 2009, cover price $27.95

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9780307389800 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, September 7, 2010), cover price $17.95 | also contains The Case for God | About this edition: A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.
9780307739926 | Random House, July 1, 2010, cover price $13.00 | also contains The Case for God

Miscellaneous:

9780307272928 | Anchor Books, September 22, 2009, cover price $16.95 | also contains The Case for God

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Product Description: Buddhism is a faith that commands over 100 million followers throughout the world. Buddha stands with Christ, Confucius and Mohammed as someone who revolutionized the religious ideas of his time to advocate a new way of living. All that is known about Buddha comes from a collection of ancient writings that fuse history, biography and myth...read more

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9780786234288 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, September 1, 2001), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Karen Armstrong's portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man.
9780670891931 | Viking Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A portrait of the Buddha explores his identities both as an archetypal religious icon and as a man, chronicling his journey from his decision to leave a life of ease and power to his attainment of spiritual enlightenment.

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9780143034360 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, November 1, 2004), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A portrait of the Buddha explores his identities both as an archetypal religious icon and as a man, chronicling his journey from his decision to leave a life of ease and power to his attainment of spiritual enlightenment.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780736668149 | Abridged edition (Books on Tape, April 1, 2001), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A world-renowned religious thinker contemplates one of the world's most sacred figures.

Prebinding:

9781439568682 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 3, 2008), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Buddhism is a faith that commands over 100 million followers throughout the world.

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Product Description: As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the world’s largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the world’s most widely distributed book and its best-selling, with an estimated six billion copies sold in the last two hundred years...read more

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9780871139696, titled "The Bible: A Biography" | Atlantic Monthly Pr, November 10, 2007, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Examines the Bible's complex history, the social and political environment in which oral history became written scripture, how the various books were collected into a single volume, and its acceptance as Christianity's sacred text.

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9780802143846, titled "The Bible: A Biography" | Reprint edition (Grove Pr, November 1, 2008), cover price $14.95 | also contains The Bible: A Biography, The Bible: A Biography | About this edition: As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the world’s largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world.

A work made up of sixty-six 'books' and divided into two Testaments, the Bible has been transformed by its various translations into a single work. This work presents an account, which discusses the conception, gestation, life and afterlife of the collection of 'books' to analyse how the scripture was collected into one work.

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9781843543961 | Atlantic Books, July 12, 2007, cover price $30.45 | About this edition: A work made up of sixty-six 'books' and divided into two Testaments, the Bible has been transformed by its various translations into a single work.

Paperback:

9781594152634 | Large print edition (Christian Large Print, November 18, 2008), cover price $17.95
9781843543978 | Atlantic Books, March 1, 2008, cover price $16.75

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Product Description: La figura de Mahoma (570-632), un humilde caravanero de La Meca que puso en pie una religión de alcance mundial, sigue suscitando inacabables controversias en Occidente. Karen Armstrong comienza su libro con una documentada y completa descripción del contexto histórico, político, moral y religioso en que se encontraban las tribus beduinas en la Arabia de finales del siglo VI de nuestra era...read more

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9788483830550 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, February 28, 2008), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: La figura de Mahoma (570-632), un humilde caravanero de La Meca que puso en pie una religión de alcance mundial, sigue suscitando inacabables controversias en Occidente.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780060743352 | Abridged edition (Harperaudio, August 13, 2014), cover price $9.99

Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

Hardcover:

9780786241873 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, June 1, 2002), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.
9780679640400 | Modern Library, August 1, 2000, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

Paperback:

9780812966183 | Rev upd su edition (Modern Library, August 1, 2002), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

Miscellaneous:

9780307431318 | Modern Library, December 18, 2007, cover price $15.95

Reinforced:

9780606271936 | Demco Media, December 1, 2002, cover price $23.40 | About this edition: Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

Prebinding:

9781435297081 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 5, 2008), cover price $23.95
9781417647903, titled "Islam:: A Short History" | Turtleback Books, August 1, 2002, cover price $26.90 | About this edition: Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

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Product Description: Sacred is the lush official catalog of the groundbreaking British Library exhibit bearing the same name, which presents many of the world’s most beautiful religious texts for the first time. Illustrations from rare and exquisite examples of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts from the Library’s collections, along with unique treasures on loan from other institutions, are showcased and accompanied by essays from three of today’s leading religious scholars that explore aspects of the three faiths, including their historical development and contemporary meaning...read more
By Karen Armstrong (contributor), Everett Fox (contributor), F. E. Peters (contributor) and John Reeve (editor)

Hardcover:

9780712349758 | British Library Board, December 15, 2007, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Sacred is the lush official catalog of the groundbreaking British Library exhibit bearing the same name, which presents many of the world’s most beautiful religious texts for the first time.

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A meticulously researched account of the works and lasting influence of the prophet Muhammad discusses his life at the end of the sixth and beginning of the seventh centuries, offering insight into his establishment of a faith that was to have a profound impact on world history. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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9780060598976 | Harpercollins, October 1, 2006, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: A meticulously researched account of the works and lasting influence of the prophet Muhammad discusses his life at the end of the sixth and beginning of the seventh centuries, offering insight into his establishment of a faith that was to have a profound impact on world history.

Paperback:

9780061155772 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, September 1, 2007), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A meticulously researched account of the works and lasting influence of the prophet Muhammad discusses his life at the end of the sixth and beginning of the seventh centuries, offering insight into his establishment of a faith that was to have a profound impact on world history.

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Hardcover:

9781841958743 | Box edition (Canongate Books Ltd, January 30, 2007), cover price $69.95

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Product Description: Book by Armstrong, Karen

Paperback:

9789707772045 | Italian edition edition (Oceano De Mexico, September 7, 2006), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Book by Armstrong, Karen

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By Karen Armstrong (editor), Mahatma Gandhi, John Gattuso (editor), Huston Smith (foreword by) and Phyllis Tickle (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9780965633833 | Stone Creek Pubns, August 29, 2006, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: A Short History of Myth: What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them? Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Karen Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense - and why we dismiss it only at our peril...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781423307914 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, May 29, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A Short History of Myth: What are myths?

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A reputed historian of religions explores the evolution of the idea and experience of God, from Abraham to the present day.

Paperback:

9788449318764 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, April 6, 2006), cover price $33.95 | About this edition: A reputed historian of religions explores the evolution of the idea and experience of God, from Abraham to the present day.

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