Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is the most original and inclusive thinker on the role of religion in the modern world. Her bestselling books, including A History of God, examine the differences and the profound similarities between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and their impact on world events. As a result of her 2008 TED Prize, she has recently set out to create The Charter for Compassion, a universal framework for understanding religion based on the principles of justice and respect; to complete it, she has reached out to the UN and to thousands of religious leaders. "We need to create a new narrative, get out of the rat-run of hatred, chauvinism and defensiveness; and make the authentic voice of religion a power in the world that is conducive to peace."

A former Catholic nun who left the convent to study literature, Karen Armstrong is an authority on world faiths, religious fundamentalism and monotheism. Her poignant and captivating talks, spark worldwide debate and healthy discussion. Armstrong's bestselling books include The Battle for God, The Spiral Staircase, The Great Transformation and, most recently, The Bible: A Biography. She was a key advisor on Bill Moyers' landmark PBS series on religion, has addressed members of the U.S. Congress, and was one of three scholars to speak at the UN's first ever session on religion. The Sunday Times calls her "a bridge between religions."


Center Recordings by this Speaker

Spiral StaircaseThe Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

Lecture CD: $10

In this evening lecture Karen Armstrong presents her the story of her faith journey from her beginnings as a young Roman Catholic nun to her life today as one of the most provocative, original and inclusive thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world.


Contents: Lecture - 1 CD
order recording Date Recorded: March 19, 2004
Product Code: Lecture-KA004

The Battle for GodThe Battle for God

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

A weekend presentation on fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.



Contents: Lecture - 1 CD; Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: April 4 & 5, 2003
Product Code: Lecture-KA002; Workshop-KA003

Borg Book5Fundamentalism and the Religion of Compassion

Lecture CD: $10

An evening lecture on the development and character of fundamentalism and the importance of developing a heart of compassion on our faith journey.


Contents: Lecture - 1 CD
order recording Date Recorded: February 24, 2001
Product Code: Lecture-KA001


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