Fields of Blood Paperback

Religion and the History of Violence

by Karen Armstrong;


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Fields of Blood

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It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to the Stone Age hunter - gatherers and traces religion through the centuries, from medieval crusaders to modern-day jihadists; The West today has a warped concept of religion: we regard faith as a personal and private matter, but for most of history faith has informed people's entire outlook on life, and often been inseparable from politics; humans undoubtedly have a natural propensity for aggression: the founders of the largest religions - Jesus, Buddha, the rabbis of early Judaism, the prophet Muhammad - aimed to curb violence and build a more peaceful and just society, but with our growing greed for money and wealth came collective violence and warfare; with the arrival of the modern all-powerful, secular state humanity's destructive potential has begun to spiral out of control. Is humanity on the brink of destroying itself?
Fields of Blood is a celebration of the ancient religious ideas and movements that have promoted peace and reconciliation across millennia of civilization.

Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong was published by Vintage Publishing in September 2015 and is our 61335th best seller. The ISBN for Fields of Blood is 9780099564980.

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Page last updated 22nd November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherVintage Publishing (September 2015)
Weight363g
Number of Pages528
Thickness33 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
ISBN9780099564980
ISBN-10009956498X
Product Code4321320
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