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Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time (Eminent Lives)

ISBN13: 9780060598976
ISBN: 0060598972
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $21.95
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published Date:
Edition 1st
Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 4.08/5 (1972 ratings)

Muhammad was born in 570 CE, and over the following sixty years built a thriving spiritual community, laying the foundations of a religion that changed the course of world history. There is more historical data on his life than on that of the founder of any other major faith, and yet his story is little known. Karen Armstrong's immaculately researched new biography of Muhammad will enable readers to understand the true origins and spirituality of a faith that is all too often misrepresented as cruel, intolerant, and inherently violent. An acclaimed authority on religious and spiritual issues, Armstrong offers a balanced, in-depth portrait, revealing the man at the heart of Islam by dismantling centuries of misconceptions. Armstrong demonstrates that Muhammad's life--a pivot point in history--has genuine relevance to the global crises we face today.