The Great Transformation : The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

The Great Transformation : The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

Description

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--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.


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Details

Author(s)
Karen Armstrong
Format
Paperback | 565 pages
Dimensions
132 x 203 x 28mm | 431g
Publication date
10 Apr 2007
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Imprint
Image Books
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition Statement
Annotated edition
Illustrations note
25 MAPS & PLANS
ISBN10
0385721242
ISBN13
9780385721240
Bestsellers rank
220,803