Karen Armstrong

Karne ImageKaren Armstrong is one of the most provocative, original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world. An instructor at London’s prestigious Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism, she is author of the international best seller, The History of God. Armstrong is a former Roman Catholic nun who left the convent to pursue a degree in modern literature from Oxford University. She has since taught Modern Literature at London University and served as head of the English Department in a girls’ secondary school.

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