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Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is a prominent scholar of world religions. A former Catholic nun, she has authored numerous works on comparative religion, emphasizing the importance different faiths place on the virtue of compassion.

— From April 2009
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
Every Eye Beholds You

To expect to have faith before embarking on the disciplines of the spiritual life is like putting the cart before the horse. In all the great traditions, prophets, sages, and mystics spend very little time telling their disciples what they ought to believe. Indeed, it is only since the Enlightenment that faith has been defined as intellectual submission to a creed.

April 2009
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