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Scholar Examines Early Religious Traditions

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Aired 4/19/09

Originally aired on April 11, 2006.
 

Tom Fudge : Why should we look to Confucius or Buddha for help? Religious scholar Karen Armstrong believes the present is not so different from the past, and so we can create a more compassionate world by revisiting history and learning from "the sages of the Axial Age."

Guest:

  • Karen Armstrong , one of the foremost historians of religion today. She is the author of numerous books on religious affairs including A History of God. Her new book is called The Great Transformation: The Beginning and our Religious Traditions.

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