Author(s): Karen Armstrong
A superb introduction to the life and thought of a revolutionary spiritual thinker, by a bestselling author.
Karen Armstrong is a best-selling author She has a high media profile and is one of the world's greatest authorities on religious affairs BUDDHA was on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list for five weeks Karen Armstrong is the author of the worldwide best-seller, A HISTORY OF GOD, which has now appeared in more than thirty languages 'This concise but admirably comprehensive study...Armstrong picks her way through this metaphysical minefield with commendable clarity. She makes an impressive job of marshalling her resources' LITERARY REVIEW 'A fascinating book...It is hard to imagine a clearer, more concise or more authoritative introduction to one of the world's most influential (yet shadowy) spiritual figures' THE TIMES
Karen Armstrong spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun, an experience she recollected in her two volumes of best-selling autobiography, Through the Narrow Gate and Beginning the World. She is the author of the world-wide best-seller, A History of God (which has now appeared in more than thirty languages), the acclaimed History of Jerusalem and, most recently, The Battle foe God. She is a teacher at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and, in 1999, she received the Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Award.