The Lost Art of Scripture
The Lost Art of Scripture
Rescuing The Sacred Texts
Karen Armstrong



In this timely and important book, one of the most trusted and admired writers on the world of faith examines the meaning of scripture. The sacred texts have been coopted by fundamentalists, who insist that they must be taken literally, and by others who interpret scripture to bolster their own prejudices. These texts are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behavior that are divinely ordained: they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this chronicle of the development and significance of major religions, such a narrow, peculiar reading of scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools that enable the individual to connect with the divine, to experience a different level of consciousness, and to help them engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways.

At a time of intolerance and mutual incomprehension, The Lost Art of Scripture shines fresh light on the world's major religions to help us build bridges between faiths and rediscover a creative and spiritual engagement with holy texts.

Title The Lost Art of Scripture
Subtitle Rescuing The Sacred Texts
Author Karen Armstrong
Publisher Random House
Title First Published 05 November 2019
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0451494865
ISBN-13 9780451494863
Publication Date 05 November 2019
Weight 32 oz.
 


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The Lost Art of Scripture
Rescuing The Sacred Texts
Karen Armstrong
2019 Edition