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Karen Armstrong: "The Biblical God Is a Starter Kit" | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

World renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong spent seven years in a Roman Catholic convent searching for God. It wasn't until after she left that she found him. Watch as she reflects on her spiritual journey and find out why she says the Biblical God is only a starter kit to faith.

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The Case for God

A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.

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Metaphysical Mistake

Confusion by Christians between belief and reason has created bad science and inept religion

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Author Karen Armstrong's Thoughts on God

Best-selling author Karen Armstrong shares some thoughts on God with Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, Minn. Armstrong's most recent book is "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence.

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A Short History of Myth

“Human beings have always been mythmakers.” So begins best-selling writer Karen Armstrong’s concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it.

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The Myth of Religious Violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple

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The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

The significance of scripture may not be immediately obvious in our secular world, but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of many of today's controversies.

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The Lost Art of Reading Scripture

For full human functioning, reason and myth must coexist.

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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

In these times of rising geopolitical chaos, the need for mutual understanding between cultures has never been more urgent. Religious differences are seen as fuel for violence and warfare.

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The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling author of A History of God and The Spiral Staircase, comes this extraordinary investigation of a critical moment in the evolution of religious thought.

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