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The Spiral Staircase

My Climb Out of Darkness

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In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent. 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. 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.

Karen Armstrong is a former Catholic nun and the author of a number of books on comparative religion. She received the TED Prize in February 2008, which she used to organize a council of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders to identify shared moral priorities and promote universal understanding and respect. The resulting Charter for Compassion was revealed in Washington, D.C., in November 2009. Armstrong's books include The Bible: A Biography and The Case for God.

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