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2018 McMartin Memorial Lecture - Karen Armstrong

The Department of Classics and Religious Studies is delighted to welcome renowned author and commentator on religion Karen Armstrong on the topic of : Why are human beings religious?

Karen Armstrong (OBE, FRSL), a noted thinker on the role of religion in the modern world, has written over 20 books that explore what Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common and explain how religious traditions have shaped world history and drive current events.

Her books include: A History of God, which became an international bestseller; The Battle for God, A History of Fundamentalism; Islam; Buddha; and The Great Transformation; as well as a memoir, The Spiral Staircase. Her work has been translated into 43 languages.

This lecture is part of the McMartin Memorial Lecture Series, which seeks to engage eminent scholars on ethical or religious issues in contemporary life and education.

The lecture is in English and will be followed by a question period.

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