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

In 1962, 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 illnessdiagnosed only years later as epilepsymarked 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, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary account of an astonishing spiritual journey.

Author: Karen Armstrong

Language: English

Edition: 1st Anchor Bks Ed, March 2005/ 8th Pr.

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 305

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2005-02-22

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