In A History of God, Armstrong explores the historical context and characteristics of Judaism, Islam and Christianity whilst comparing them to the presently accustomed beliefs of each religion. The beginning of the book contains information on the major themes and fundamentals of historical Jewish, Christian and Islamic ideas of God. Armstrong provides detail about the evolution of each religion, tracing back to the historical context of the merging of Hebrew tribes in Canaan which formed Isr...
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...ween fundamental reasoning and religion, a topic which most clearly demonstrates how religion changes throughout time. She circulates around the idea that human being’s religious perspectives are established by geographical, intellectual, political and historical situations. Armstrong describes how philosophers “evolved rational proofs of God’s existence to articulate their religious faith with their scientific studies and to link it with other more ordinary experiences” (Armstrong, pg. 207), which exemplifies her idea that based on the situation people are in, their religious perspectives will change. Armstrong provides more evidence of this idea during the Reform by stating “Like the philosophers and scientists, post-Reformation Christians had effectively abandoned the imaginative God of mystics and sought enlightenment from the God of reason” (Armstrong, pg. 292).
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