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The Resource The great transformation : the beginning of our religious traditions, Karen Armstrong

The great transformation : the beginning of our religious traditions, Karen Armstrong

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The great transformation : the beginning of our religious traditions
Title
The great transformation
Title remainder
the beginning of our religious traditions
Statement of responsibility
Karen Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the ninth century BCE, the peoples of four distinct regions of the civilized world created the religious and philosophical traditions that have continued to nourish humanity to the present day: Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Later generations further developed these initial insights, but we have never grown beyond them. Now, Karen Armstrong reveals how the sages of this pivotal "Axial Age" can speak clearly and helpfully to the violence and desperation that we experience in our own times. The Axial Age faiths began in recoil from the unprecedented violence of their time. There was a remarkable consensus in their call for an abandonment of selfishness and a spirituality of compassion. The traditions of the Axial Age were not about dogma--all insisted on the primacy of compassion even in the midst of suffering.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Karen
Dewey number
200.9/014
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL430
LC item number
.A76 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
Label
The great transformation : the beginning of our religious traditions, Karen Armstrong
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [435]-446
Control code
000264674
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 469 p.
Isbn
9780676974652
Lccn
2005047536
Other control number
9780375413179
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000264674
  • (OCoLC)61500069
Label
The great transformation : the beginning of our religious traditions, Karen Armstrong
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [435]-446
Control code
000264674
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 469 p.
Isbn
9780676974652
Lccn
2005047536
Other control number
9780375413179
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000264674
  • (OCoLC)61500069

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