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Detailing history of the three major monotheistic traditions— Judaism, Christianity and Islam —plus Buddhism and Hinduism, the highly successful A History of God
traces the evolution of the idea of God from its ancient roots in the Middle East through to the present day. Karen Armstrong has published more than 20 books on comparative religion to date.
"She became a nun at 16 and, ultimately, one of the world's authorities on religion. She touched me because her research is exhaustive, accurate and respectful of every person's choice of faith." —Catherine, Oakland, CaliforniaMore on the book A History of God