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Karen Armstrong

author and comparative religion scholar from Great Britain

1944   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: St Anne's College
occupation: theologian, writer, university teacher, Islamicist, historian of religion
award received: Four Freedoms Award, TED Prize, Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
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Karen Armstrong, (born 14 November 1944) is a British author and commentator of Irish Catholic descent known for her books on comparative religion. A former Roman Catholic religious sister, she went from a conservative to a more liberal and mystical Christian faith. She attended St Anne's College, Oxford, while in the convent and majored in English. She became disillusioned and left the convent in 1969. Her work focuses on commonalities of the major religions, such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule. Armstrong received the US$100,000 TED Prize in February 2008. She used that occasion to call for the creation of a Charter for Compassion, which was unveiled the following year.
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works

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A History of God

book by Karen Armstrong

author: Karen Armstrong

1993

Islam: A Short History

non-fiction book by Karen Armstrong

author: Karen Armstrong

2000

תולדות המיתוסים

boek van Karen Armstrong

author: Karen Armstrong

2005

Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet

book by Karen Armstrong

author: Karen Armstrong

1991

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

book by Karen Armstrong

author: Karen Armstrong

2006

The Battle for God

book by Karen Armstrong

author: Karen Armstrong

2000

The Case for God

book by Karen Armstrong

author: Karen Armstrong

2009

The Great Transformation

author: Karen Armstrong

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