Karen Armstrong, author, scholar, and journalist, is among the world's foremost commentators on religious history and culture. Her books include the bestselling A History of God and The Battle for God, as well as Buddha and Islam: A Short History.
Karen Armstrong, author, scholar, and journalist, is among the world's foremost commentators on religious history and culture. Her books include the bestselling A History of God and The Battle for God, as well as Buddha and Islam: A Short History. See less
The following is a personality profile of Karen Armstrong based on her work.
Karen Armstrong is shrewd, somewhat insensitive and tranquil.
She is laid-back, she appreciates a relaxed pace in life. She is unstructured as well: she does not make a lot of time for organization in her daily life. But, Karen Armstrong is also calm under pressure: she handles unexpected events calmly and effectively.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for self-expression.
She is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: she cares more about making her own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what she does: she thinks it is important to take care of the people around her.
The history of Islam is long and fairly complicated. Armstrong does a masterful job of distilling and presenting information from many sources. I am always mystified by her books - she seems to have ... Read More
Unless you are a professor of middle eastern religious history, the tsunami of historical detail will drown every neuron in your brain. If ever a book needed editing, this is it. And I say this as a ... Read More
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