Summary Of Jerusalem By Karen Armstrong

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Karen Armstrong’s view on religion and spirituality is very enriching and I would call it modern. In the book Jerusalem, Armstrong begins with her journey to Jerusalem, a place that for so long she associated with holiness, and sacredness. As a young nun with only exposure to Catholicism, she always envisioned Jerusalem as place that evoked peace. When Armstrong visited Jerusalem, she quickly realized that although it was a city of history, it was also a place with festering animosity between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Armstrong’s point of view became very apparent during the introduction. She depicts to the audience the prevalent argument over this “holy” ground, but makes it clear that she believes that this war supersedes what faith

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