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  • Discussion Focuses on Islamophobia
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    Public Perceptions of Islam and Muslims

    Panelists talked about the attitudes and perceptions surrounding Islam and Muslims around the world. Topics included how to properly define “Islamophobia,” the diversity of the Muslim…

    565 views
  • After Words Karen Armstrong
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    After Words with Karen Armstrong

    Karen Armstrong talked about her book, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, in which she examines the intertwined relationship of faith and violence by walking through the history of every major…

    1,990 views
  • Book Discussion with Karen Armstrong
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    Book Discussion with Karen Armstrong

    Karen Armstrong spoke about her transition from nun to author, the religions she has written about, and her charitable foundation. Ms. Armstrong is the author of more than 20 books on religion and…

    841 views
  • emIslam  A Short Historyem
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    Islam: A Short History

    Karen Armstrong talked about her book Islam: A Short History, published by Modern Library. The book traces the origins and growth of the Islamic faith from the revelations Muhammad received…

    4,002 views
  • emMuhammad A Prophet for Our Timeem
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    Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

    Karen Armstrong talked about her book Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives series. She described Muhammad, the prophet and founder of Islam, as a respectful man who…

    2,071 views
  • emThe Great Transformation  The Beginning of Our Religious Traditionsem
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    The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

    Author Karen Armstrong talked about her book The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions, published by Knopf. She described what she considers the evolution of the…

    1,015 views
  • emThe Spiral Staircaseem
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    The Spiral Staircase

    Ms. Armstrong talked about her memoir, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness, published by Knopf. Ms. Armstrong became a nun when she was 17, but left the convent in 1969 at the…

    432 views
  • Islam A Short History
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    Islam: A Short History

    Ms. Armstrong gave a brief overview of the history of Islam. Beginning with Muhammad and his teachings, Ms. Armstrong touched on some of the major historical developments in the religion.…

    1,486 views
  • Islam and Other Religions
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    Islam and Other Religions

    Ms. Armstrong talked about the foundations of Islam and historical relations between various religions. Among the topics she addressed were the beginnings and teachings of Islam, the…

    118 views
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    Buddha

    Ms. Armstrong discussed some of the themes of her biography Buddha, published as part of the Penguin Lives series by Viking. Ms. Armstrong discussed some of the major aspects of Buddha’s life and teachings.…

    661 views
  • emThe Battle for Godem
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    The Battle for God

    Ms. Armstrong spoke about her book The Battle for God, published by Knopf. The book focuses on the nature of fundamentalist movements in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, among others, and…

    423 views