The Great Transformation The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

By: Karen Armstrong

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From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling author of "A History of God" and "The Spiral Staircase," comes this extraordinary investigation of a critical moment in the evolution of religious thought.In the ninth century BCE, events in four regions of the civilized world led to the rise of religious traditions that have endured to the present day--the development of Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Armstrong, one of our most prominent religious scholars, examines how these traditions began in response to the violence of their time. Studying figures as diverse as the Buddha and Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah, Armstrong reveals how these still enduring philosophies can help address our contemporary problems.

Title: The Great Transformation The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

Author Name: Karen Armstrong

Categories: History,

Publisher: Anchor: 2007

ISBN Number: 0385721242

ISBN Number 13: 9780385721240

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 17118

Description: Clean, tight and unmarked. Pages are smooth and bright with minor folds or creases. Slight page curl. Light cover wear. Fast Amazon shipping with delivery tracking and no hassle returns - satisfaction guaranteed! ; 7.799999992044 X 4.9999999949 X 1.0999999988780001968503935 inches; 592 pages