Reading- some interest here?

Karen Armstrong has written an extremely comprehensive look at fundamentalism- as it occurs in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. A few other books as well.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading (parts of this) borrowed book. Why only parts? Well, I am meant to be working and don’t really have the time for the full 400 pages.

One indication of fundamentalism is when fear becomes over-riding and love/mercy goes out the window. She has another title also- In the beginning- a new interpretation of Genesis. I’d like to read that one also.

Random House Publishing. The Battle for God- a History of Fundamentalism.

(Note this is not confined to recent events- she starts with a chapter called precursors 1492-1700. It is – or at least seems to be- a very even handed look at these three dominant religions through the ages.

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