Karen Armstrong, best-selling author and influential thinker on comparative religion, comes to the Aga Khan Museum to discuss and promote her newest work, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence (2014). In this critically-acclaimed book, Armstrong tackles the important question of whether or not religion leads to violence, and in answering “no,” she argues for a more comprehensive understanding of the political, economic and social forces that contributed (and continue to contribute) to acts of violence throughout the world. Fields of Blood surveys acts of violence linked to the world’s major religions from the past 4,000 years to the present, prompting its readers to reconsider the modern interpretation that religion lies at the root of world violence.
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