World-Healing Wisdom: Vision for a Compassionate Future

Armstrong argues that it was exactly because people were able to face their suffering—to look deeply into it and meditate on the violence around them—that they were able to transform their spiritual traditions. Spiritual visionaries moved beyond religious systems based on rigid rituals, sacrifice, and tribal affiliations and instead embraced a more humane and peaceful spirituality that looked within to discover the inherent value of all human life.

World-Healing Wisdom: Karen Armstrong’s Vision for a Compassionate Future by Nadia Colburn.

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