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Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

by Karen Armstrong

Paperback:  256 pages
Publisher:HarperOne (Aug 28, 2007)
The Man Who Inspired the World's Fastest-Growing Religion Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam. Countering those who dismiss Islam as fanatical and violent, Armstrong offers a clear, accessible, and balanced portrait of the central figure of one of the world's great religions.. Muhammad was born in 570 CE, and over the following sixty years built a thriving spiritual community, laying the foundations of a religion that changed the course of world history. There is more historical data on his life than on that of the founder of any other major faith, and yet his story is little known. Karen Armstrong's immaculately researched new biography of Muhammad will enable readers to understand the true origins and spirituality of a faith that is all too often misrepresented as cruel, intolerant, and inherently violent. An acclaimed authority on religious and spiritual issues, Armstrong offers a balanced, in-depth portrait, revealing the man at the heart of Islam by dismantling centuries of misconceptions. Armstrong demonstrates that Muhammad's life—a pivot point in history—has genuine relevance to the global crises we face today. Discover More Eminent Lives . Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code by Matt Ridley . Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind by Peter Kramer . Machiavelli: Philosopher of Power by Ross King . Thomas Jefferson: Author of America by Christopher Hitchens . George Washington: The Founding Father by Paul Johnson . Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy's Guide by Joseph Epstein ....
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