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"After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful." -- Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong FRSL (born 14 November 1944 in Wildmoor, Worcestershire) is a British author of numerous works on comparative religion, who first rose to prominence in 1993 with her highly successful A History of God. A former Roman Catholic nun, she asserts that, "All the great traditions are saying the same thing in much the same way, despite their surface differences." They each have in common, she says, an emphasis on the transcendent importance of compassion, as epitomized in the so-called Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

Awarded the $100,000 TED Prize in February 2008, she called for drawing up a Charter for Compassion in the spirit of the Golden Rule, to identify shared moral priorities across religious traditions, in order to foster global understanding. It was unveiled in Washington, D.C. in November 2009. Signatories include Prince Hassan of Jordan, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson.

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Total Books: 221
San Pablo
2016 - San Pablo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788415732198
ISBN-10: 8415732198
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Myths Series Collection Books 1-3 A Short History of Myth The Penelopiad Weight
A Short History of Myth
2016 - A Short History of Myth [The Myths Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781511362122
ISBN-10: 151136212X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences

Historia de la Biblia
2015 - Historia De La Biblia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788499925271
ISBN-10: 8499925278
Genre: History

St Paul The Apostle We Love to Hate
2015 - St Paul the Apostle We Love to Hate [Icons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544617391
ISBN-10: 0544617398
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Fields of Blood Religion and the History of Violence
2015 - Fields of Blood Religion and the History of VIolence (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307946966
ISBN-10: 0307946967
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality

El Islam
2014 - El Islam [Ensayo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786073122023
ISBN-10: 6073122020
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Starting A Cake Business How To Start A Cake Decorating Business
2010 - Starting a Cake Business How to Start a Cake Decorating Business (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781456332006
ISBN-10: 1456332007
Genre: Business & Money

The Case for God
2010 - The Case for God (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307389800
ISBN-10: 0307389804
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

2009 - Em Nome De Deus - Battle for God [ED DE BOLSO] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788535915815
ISBN-10: 8535915818

2009 - The Case for God What Religion Really Means (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781847920348
ISBN-10: 1847920349
Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

The Bible The Biography
2008 - The Bible the Biography [Christian Large Print Softcover] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781594152634
ISBN-10: 1594152632
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

2008 - Buddha (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439568682
ISBN-10: 1439568685

The Bible A Biography
2008 - The Bible a Biography [Books That Changed the World] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780802143846
ISBN-10: 0802143849
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Islam A Short History
2008 - Islam a Short History [Modern Library Chronicles] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781435297081
ISBN-10: 1435297083

Mahoma Biografia del Profeta
2008 - Mahoma Biografia Del Profeta [Fabula Tusquets Editores - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483830550
ISBN-10: 8483830558
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

La historia de la biblia
2008 - La Historia De La Biblia [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788483067321
ISBN-10: 8483067323

Im Kampf fr Gott
2007 - Im Kampf Fr Gott (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442154968
ISBN-10: 3442154960

Eine kurze Geschichte des Mythos
2007 - Eine Kurze Geschichte Des Mythos (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783423136105
ISBN-10: 3423136103

The Bible
2007 - The Bible (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843546276
ISBN-10: 1843546272

2007 - On the Bible [Ten Books That Changed the World S.] (Paperback)
2006 - Lives Buddha [Lives] (Paperback)
2005 - The Myths Boxset [Canongate Myths] (Hardcover)
2004 - El Islam/ Islam [Breve Historia Universal / Brief Universal History] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Islam a Short History [Modern Library Chronicles] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2002 - Buda/ Buddah [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2000 - Islam [Universal History S.] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Through the Narrow Gate/noble House/the Judas Kiss [Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Volume 1: 1982] (Hardcover)