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Karen Armstrong

Karen ArmstrongBorn: 14-Nov-1944
Birthplace: Wildmoor, Worcestershire, England

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: A History of God

By birth a Roman Catholic, but has left the Church and does not profess to be of any particular denomination, calling herself a "freelance monotheist." She was cloistered for seven years in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, which may explain part of the reason she de-Catholicized.


[1] Order of St. Ignatius, 1962.

    University: St Anne's College, Oxford University

Author of books:
Through the Narrow Gate (1982, nonfiction)
Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet (1992, biography)
A History of God (1993, nonfiction)
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths (1996, nonfiction)
The Battle for God (2000, nonfiction)



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