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The Battle for God: A history of Fundamentalism by Karen Armstrong

Updated: Nov 8, 2020

About the book

This exceptional book, is a careful examination of fundamentalism in Islam, Christianity and Judaism, and it tries to answer the basic questions many people feel – who the hell are these people, and how can they believe what they believe? The central theme of this book is that fundamentalism is essentially the result of confusing one kind of truth with another. In this book, the author demonstrates, pre-modern peoples saw religion as belonging firmly to the realm of mythos.



What I love about the book

The author blends history, sociology, and spirituality.

The book is compelling and compassionate study of a radical form of religious expression that is critically shaping the course of world history.


Quotes to remember

Unless we find some significance in our lives, we mortal men and women fall very easily into despair.”

“no religious doctrine or practice can be authentic if it does not lead to practical compassion”



How I can apply it’s content to my life

Teaches us to examine the forces behind the religious extremism we encounter


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