The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

Karen Armstrong


From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling writer of A background of God and The Spiral Staircase, comes this notable research of a serious second within the evolution of non secular thought.In the 9th century BCE, occasions in 4 areas of the civilized international ended in the increase of non secular traditions that experience persisted to the current day--the improvement of Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Armstrong, one in every of our so much sought after spiritual students, examines how those traditions all started in line with the violence in their time. learning figures as diversified because the Buddha and Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah, Armstrong finds how those nonetheless enduring philosophies will help handle our modern difficulties.

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