Karen Armstrong presents the Case for God in Toronto

karen-armstrong-1(October 7, 2009) – Karen Armstrong, will be reading from her latest book, The Case for God, on Friday, October 16 in Toronto at the Isabel Bader Theatre.

In her current book, the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation, there is a more balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times.

Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors?

Moving from the Paleolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the lengths to which humankind has gone to experience a sacred reality that it called God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao.

She examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith.

With her trademark depth of knowledge and profound insight, Armstrong elucidates how the changing world has necessarily altered the importance of religion at both societal and individual levels.

And she makes a powerful, convincing argument for structuring a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.

Karen Armstrong’s first book, the bestselling Through the Narrow Gate, described her seven years as a nun in a Roman Catholic order. She has since published numerous bestselling books, including A History of God, Islam: A Short History, Buddha, The Spiral Staircase, and most recently The Great Transformation.

The reading and book signing event starts at 7 pm.

For information and tickets see here