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Title:The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Karen Armstrong
Publisher:Anchor
ISBN:0385721277
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:306
Category:Religion, Non fiction, Biography, Spirituality, Memoir, Autobiography

The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness In at age seventeen Karen Armstrong entered a convent eager to meet God After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford But convent life had profoundly altered her and coping with the outside world and her expiring faith proved to be excruciating Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness diagnosed only years later as epilepsy marked her forever as an outsider In her own mind she was a complete failure as a nun as an academic and as a normal woman capable of intimacy Her future seemed very much in question until she stumbled into comparative theology What she found in learning thinking and writing about other religions was the ecstasy and transcendence she had never felt as a nun Gripping revelatory and inspirational b The Spiral Staircase b i i is an extraordinary account of an astonishing spiritual journey

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