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Scholar Examines Early Religious Traditions

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 revisit

Scholar Examines Early Religious Traditions

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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