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  • ISBN 0333350170
  • ISBN13 978-0333350171
  • Language English
  • Author Karen ARMSTRONG
  • Publisher Macmillan.; 1st ed. edition (1983)
  • Pages 243
  • Formats mbr docx doc lit
  • Category Religion
  • Size ePub 1911 kb
  • Size Fb2 1977 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Sequel to "At the Narrow Gate".

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Karen Armstrong preaches the gospel truth in The Bible, explaining how the spiritual guide for one out of three people on the planet came into . Of all the ‘Books that Changed the World’ surely the Bible is among the most important.

Karen Armstrong preaches the gospel truth in The Bible, explaining how the spiritual guide for one out of three people on the planet came into being and evolved over the centuries -Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair. richly interwoven and often surprising history. Michael Alec Rose, Bookpage. And of all contemporary popularizes of religious history, surely Armstrong is among the bestselling. Who better, then, to recount the history of the Bible in eight short chapters than this former nun and literature professor who relishes huge topics and panoramic descriptions?

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 left the convent in 1969. Her work focuses on commonalities of the major religions, such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule.

This book begins where "Through the Narrow Gate" ends

This book begins where "Through the Narrow Gate" ends. In a later volume of autobiography, Armstrong said this was the worst book she had ever written, because she hadn't truly processed these events. Karen Armstrong, a comparative religion specialist is the author of numerous books on religion, including The Case for God, A History of God, The Battle for God, Holy War, Islam, Buddha, and Fields of Blood, as well as a memoir, The Spiral Staircase.

Beginning the world is as Karen Armstrong admits not her best but I am pleased that I managed to get copy to. .Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. I have a great debt to Ms. Armstrong for her writing this book.

Beginning the world is as Karen Armstrong admits not her best but I am pleased that I managed to get copy to read, it does tend to be heavy on masochism, and leaves you expecting more at the end but your left wanting, the Spiral Staircase fills the gaps but doesn't include the original names of certain individuals and certain events a. I was astounded how my cult experience in Jehovah's Witnesses was parallel to that of a Catholic nun: living in a closed religious group and suddenly being out in a world we did not know how to live in.

Karen Armstrong, bestselling author of A History of God, skillfully narrates this history of the Crusades with a view toward their profound and continuing influence. In 1095 Pope Urban II summoned Christian warriors to take up the cross and reconquer the. In the ninth century BCE, the peoples of four distinct regions of the civilized world created the religious and philosophical traditions that have continued to nourish humanity to the present day: Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in.

KAREN ARMSTRONG is the author of numerous books on religious affairs . Karen Armstrong’s new book argues that Scripture is meant to be interpreted by the spirit of the words, not by the letter of the law. See all. Photos.

In 1982, she became a full time writer and broadcaster

In 1982, she became a full time writer and broadcaster. She is a best-selling author of over 15 books. An accomplished writer and passionate campaigner for religious liberty, Armstrong has addressed members of the United States Congress and the Senate and has participated in the World Economic Forum.

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"Beginning the World" is the middle memoir of three by Karen Armstrong.

"Through the Narrow Gate" and "The Spiral Staircase" are her first and third memoirs.

"Through the Narrow Gate" is the story of her harrowing entry into a convent at age 17.

Subsequently "The Spiral Staircase" describes her "climb out of darkness" into her own identity.

In each book she reveals the unfolding of her inner life as she traverses the path from youth to maturity.

The first and third memoirs are the most profound because these chronicle the beginning and ultimate end of her journey.

"Beginning the World", the middle memoir, is more kaleidoscopic than the other two, because she finds herself suddenly adrift in the world outside the convent, before she has discovered her own path.

She is dealing with all the demons and delights of the material world before identifying the core of her spirituality as compassion.

All three books are profound commentaries on the nature of life.

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Ceck
I have read a lot of her books - we have the same background! Her book, The Spiral Staircase is a beautiful story of struggle and growth.
blodrayne
In 'The Spiral Staircase', Armstrong tried to repudiate this account of her first years out of the nunnery, calling it 'the worst book I ever wrote', but by then she wanted to create a new image of herself. 'Beginning the World' is altogether more honest. She is frank about her anorexia, she admits to self-harm, she accepts that her suicide attempt was genuine, she gives credit to her psychiatrist - actually more a psychotherapist - for analysing the roots of her self-loathing, and she does not try to make it look as if her late-diagnosed epilepsy explained most of the peculiarities of her behaviour. Above all she tells frankly of her love affair with Guy, an alcoholic poet, a sort of Tennyson 'look-alike', who taught her to enjoy sex and to accept her body. He disappears in the later book, no doubt ill befitting her new-found role as scholar of religion and prophetess of compassion. If you are interested in Karen Armstrong, this is the book to read.
Lyrtois
"Beginning the World" was written by a former nun and this is the memoir of her painful, but triumphant, journey into secular life. In this 243-page hard bound book, Ms Armstrong presents the fascinating account of her life after leaving the convent ~~ the story of a young woman of 24 years who was totally unprepared for the shock of confronting the real world. Writing with both sensitivity and humor, she describes the agonies of adjustment to a world in which people touched each other ~~ laughed, drank wine ..... made love. She tells of the painful realization that her body and even her mind were resisting the changes she was imposing upon them ~~ to the point that she began to doubt her sanity. But ~~ she also writes of the tenderness of friendship and the awakening of passion .... the growing understanding that the soul could not be saved at the expense of the body. It has been said that Karen Armstrong faced many of the same obstacles faced by other former nuns after leaving the convent's "protected" enviroment. The hardest journey was the slow and painful shedding of convent life and in not recreating it in the new world entered. "Beginning the World" has been praised by many former nuns who have called it "..... emotive, spiritually intimate and often a quite moving memoir ...", "..... Her (Karen Armstrong's) book has the fascination of any DETAILED descripiton of an unknown world ...". Ultimately, this is the story of a woman's growing awareness of the possibilities that life offers ~~ a triumph neither of flesh nor spirit alone, but of humanity.
Riavay
I got this book to see if Karen Armstrong faced many of the same obstacles I did after leaving the convent's "protected" enviroment. The book was engrossing and in many ways close to my experiences after leaving. I had to laugh as we both faced the drafty mini-skirt experience and relief when skirts lengthened. But that adjustment to secular dress is minor to the real adjustments to the secular world.
The hardest journey is the slow and painful shedding of convent life and not recreating it in the new world entered. Like her I stayed in the academic world and recreated a convent life by attending a woman's college. She studied literature, I studied religion. She lived with a special needs child and I taught in a special needs program. The similarities were so shocking as I read I both had to put the book down and pick it upagain. I could not let go of the book and the book of me. At times I felt we were in the same place but I was not as she was in a Roman Catholic convent in England and I was in an Anglican/Episcopalian convent in the United States.
We both shared the convent's abuse rooted in a life of emotional repression as best described by one of her superior's as well as mine. "Feelings do not count." Even our abuse had similarities and life long consequences.. that is why the hardest journey is after leaving. The convent veils had to be cut,torn, penetrated and sugically removed to enter life, human life.
Thank God, we both did.
Marilore
I have a great debt to Ms. Armstrong for her writing this book. I was astounded how my cult experience in Jehovah's Witnesses was parallel to that of a Catholic nun: living in a closed religious group and suddenly being out in a world we did not know how to live in. The book details Ms. Armstrong's struggles to adjust in "the real world" and move forward. She opens even the most personal details of her life for you to know as she pours out her story in vivid detail. To have gone from a desperate woman who seriously attempted suicide to a successful best-selling author has been a pleasure to see. Her books "A History of God" and "The Battle for God" along with her excellent "Buddha" helped free me from the clutches of fundamentalism. Thank you, Karen. I look forward to reading the updated version of this book, "The Spiral Staircase."