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The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong - Paperback
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Biographies & Memoirs
Book Language
English
Publisher
Harper Collins Publication
Author
Karen Armstrong
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A raw, intensely personal memoir of spiritual exploration from one of the worlds great commentators on religion. After seven years in a convent, which she left, dismayed by its restrictions, an experience recounted in Through the Narrow Gate, Karen Armstrong struggled to establish herself in a new way of life, and became entrapped in a downward spiral, haunted by despair, anorexia and ...

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    Category Type
    Biographies & Memoirs
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Harper Collins Publication
    Item EAN
    2724325594560
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    Author
    Karen Armstrong
    Category Type
    Biographies & Memoirs
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Harper Collins Publication
    Item EAN
    2724325594560
    People
    Author
    Karen Armstrong
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    Description:

    A raw, intensely personal memoir of spiritual exploration from one of the worlds great commentators on religion. After seven years in a convent, which she left, dismayed by its restrictions, an experience recounted in Through the Narrow Gate, Karen Armstrong struggled to establish herself in a new

    A raw, intensely personal memoir of spiritual exploration from one of the worlds great commentators on religion. After seven years in a convent, which she left, dismayed by its restrictions, an experience recounted in Through the Narrow Gate, Karen Armstrong struggled to establish herself in a new way of life, and became entrapped in a downward spiral, haunted by despair, anorexia and suicidal feelings. Despite her departure from the convent she remained within the Catholic Church until the God she believed in 'died on me', and she entered a wild and Godless period of crazy parties and numerous lovers. Her attempts to reach happiness and carve out a career failed repeatedly, in spectacular fashion. She began writing her bestseller A History of God in a spirit of scepticism, but through studying other religious traditions she found a very different kind of faith which drew from Christianity, Judaism and Islam and, eventually, spiritual and personal calm. In her own words, her story is a graphic illustration almost an allegory of a widespread dilemma. It is emblematic of a more general flight from institutional religion and a groping towards a form of faith that has not yet been fully articulated but which is nevertheless in the process of declaring itself. Her lifelong inability to pray and to conform to traditional structures of worship is shared by the many who are leaving the established churches but who desire intensely a spiritual aspect to their lives. The Spiral Staircase grapples with the issue of how we can be religious in the contemporary world, and the place and possibility of belief in the 21st-century.



    Product Features:

    • Binding: Paperback

    • Language of Text: English

    • Publication Year: 2005

    • Number of Pages: 368

    • ISBN: 9780007122295

    • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 21.1 cm

 

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