Karen Andersen Armstrong(1944-), Writer
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A former Catholic nun, Armstrong is one of the best known writers on religion today. She is the author of the best-seller A History of God (1993) and has written highly acclaimed biographies of Muhammad, Buddha and the Bible. Armstrong's achievements as an independent religious scholar have earned her a reputation as a major contributor to interfaith understanding and respect.
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