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Karen Armstrong: "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence"

November 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Peace United Church


The renowned author of A History of God will discuss and sign copies of her new book, Fields of Blood—a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence.

For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in America. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11 perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness—something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? With deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world’s great traditions, taking us on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present.

“A definitive voice in defense of the divine in human culture.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

This offsite ticketed event will take place at Peace United Church. Purchase tickets below or in-person at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Karen Armstrong is a provocative, original thinker on the role of religion in the modern world. A former Roman Catholic nun and a world-renowned religious scholar, she is the author of numerous bestsellers including A History of God, The Battle for God, Islam, Buddha, and The Spiral Staircase.

TICKETS: $32.70, includes two tickets to the event and one copy of Fields of Blood. This event will take place at Peace United Church. Open seating.

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Event presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz, in partnership with the Institute for Humanities Research.


November 14, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Peace United Church
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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