Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong

 

Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun in the 1960s, but then left her teaching order in 1969 to read English at Oxford. In 1982 she became a full-time writer and broadcaster. The best-selling author of over sixteen books, including The Case for God and Islam: A Short History and Muhammad: Biography of the Prophet, she is a passionate campaigner for religious liberty. Her latest book, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, will be published in September 2014.