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Karen Armstrong

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  • A minister's lament: Where have you been the rest of the year?

    Christmas is over for another year, and the folks who worked their tails off to create those beautiful services and masses you attended are exhausted. Don't get me wrong, we yearn for a full church and really want you to be there. It would be nice to have...
  • Chicagoland book club: Spirituality Discussed

    Chicagoland book club: Spirituality Discussed
    Some things to know about our group: Spirituality Discussed is a book group meeting at the Warrenville Public Library on the third Monday of each month. We have 17 active members from suburbs such as Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, Batavia and Romeoville. In...
  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Late for Tea at the Deer Palace The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family Tamara Chalabi Harper: 414 pp., $27.99 Tamara Chalabi is the daughter of the controversial Iraqi politician and opposition leader, Ahmad Chalabi, one of the leaders of the Iraqi...
  • God Squad: Too many questions often surround miracles

    I often receive questions about miracles but rarely answer them. This isn't because I don't believe in miracles — because I do — but rather because there are some things from God that don't lend themselves to easy, facile explanations. Some...
  • In Theory: Interpreting the Harry Potter series

    Q. With the Harry Potter movies wrapped up, a blogger has published an article calling the main character “one of the most Christian symbols of modern pop culture.” Writing on RelevantMagazine.com, Ryan Hamm argues that, for all the criticism...
  • Faith and Belief: 'The Evolution of God' by Robert Wright and 'The Case for God' by Karen Armstrong

    Faith and Belief: 'The Evolution of God' by Robert Wright and 'The Case for God' by Karen Armstrong
    The Evolution of God Robert Wright Little, Brown: 576 pp. $25.99 The Case for God Karen Armstrong Alfred A. Knopf: 432 pp., $27.95 Until the discovery of DNA's double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick, prehistory was entirely the province of...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Oct. 11, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 3 || || 2. || Blood's A Rover...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Oct. 18, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 4 || || 2. || The Help by Kathryn...
  • God's cold, dark waters

    God's cold, dark waters
    Exiles: A Novel by Ron Hansen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 228 pp., $23) THE GREAT Sicilian mystery writer Leonardo Sciascia once quipped, "A man who dies tragically is, at any moment of his life, a man who will die tragically." For the historical novelist,...
  • Friday's TV Talk Shows: Michael Moore is on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies The Early Show Chef Alton Brown. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N)......
  • God, in books: Richard Dawkins, R. Crumb and making the case for God

     
    In books this Sunday, we look at God. And may lightning not strike us by beginning with Richard Dawkins, mobbed by fans at an atheist convention. Susan Salter-Reynolds talks to him about his new book. In "The Greatest Show on......