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… read more

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 age of 24. In the book, the author examines her personal search for God and for her place in the world in the years after her departure from the convent. Following prepared remarks, Ms. Armstrong responded to questions from the audience.

Ms. Armstrong has also written several other books on religious subjects, including A History of God, The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism, Islam: A Short History, and Buddha. close

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The Spiral Staircase

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Program ID:
181053-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 2004 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2004 | 10:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 20, 2004 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 21, 2004 | 11:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 03, 2004 | 11:46am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 18, 2004 | 3:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2004 | 1:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2004 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 21, 2004 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2004 | 10:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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