Title The Great Transformation: The Beginning Of Our Religious Transformation.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 2006.
0375413170 / 9780375413179
Seller ID 75375X1
In the ninth century BCE, the peoples of four distinct regions of the civilized world created the religious and philosphical traditions that have continued to nourish humanity to the present day: Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Now, in The Great Transformation, Karen Armstrong reveals how the sages of this pivotal "Axial Age" can speak clearly and helpfully to the violence and desperation that we experience in our own times. Includes an Index. "Witty, informative, and contemplative: Ms. Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic." - Alexandra Hall, The New York Times Book Review
(Key Words: Karen Armstrong, Yahweh, Yoga, Vedas, Upanishads, Sparta, Shang Dynasty, Plato, Reincarnation, Moses, Mencius, Judah, Jews, Israel, India, Elijah, Golden Rule, Confucianism, DionysusBuddha, Canaan, Aryans, Assyria, Achilles).