Celebrating Karen

On the 72nd birthday of Karen Armstrong

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I interviewed Karen Armstrong, the deep-thinking comparative religionist and former nun in 2009 and still remember vividly the openness and subtlety of her thoughts on religion. Now, more than ever, her insights into the kinship among religions and the value of compassion and empathy seem worth hearing. Her landmark book is the 1993 A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. •

Part 1

 

Part 2

More interviews can be found on the Drexel Interview’s YouTube Channel.

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