The Case For God – What Religion Really Means

Author : Karen Armstrong
Genre : Philosophy, Religion

A gem of a book from one of our leading public intellectuals. It is deep, dense and long, and only for those who have a genuine interest in this emotive subject. (A reader asked Karen why such a difficult book; she replied what else one would expect from a treatise on God!), The book is written in response to the rising atheist movement (think the anti-God polemics from Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris). Karen takes a much larger view, agrees with the critics on the dangers of religion based violence and bigotry, but cautions that equating God and religion with the recent spate of fundamentalism is equally erroneous.