A History of God: The 4000-year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Topics for Discussion

Karen Armstrong
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Discuss the foundation of the Israelite nation. Describe the different peoples and name their leaders, who came together in the land of Canaan starting in about 2000 BCE. Where had they come from, who did they become, and who was their God?

In the fourth century BCE, Greeks under Alexander of Macedonia, began to colonize Asia and Africa and the Jews of Palestine became surrounded by Greek culture, whose influence had certain effects on their religion and their ideas of God. Is this when Yahweh evolved from a despotic tribal god to a more compassionate being? Discuss the influence of Greek culture on the Jewish religion in the fourth century BCE.

What does the term "Common Era" mean and what is the difference in the designation, in calendar years, between BC and BCE? When do Muslims begin counting years in their calendar and what is...

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