Who is "God"? This engaging History Channel documentary based on Karen Armstrong's acclaimed book examines the various identities of the supernatural Creator, as identified by the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. Including a wealth of examples from texts and ancient artworks, the program explores how the image of God is similarly conceived by these faiths, and where the religions differ with respect to their monotheism.
Armstrong, a British journalist and former nun, guides us along one of the most elusive and fascinating quests of all time–the search for God. Like all beloved historians, Armstrong entertains us with deft storytelling, astounding research, and makes us feel a greater appreciation for the present because we better understand our past. Be warned: A History of God is not a tidy linear history. Rather, we learn that the definition of God is constantly being repeated, altered, discarded, and resurrected through the ages, responding to its followers' practical concerns rather than to mystical mandates. Armstrong also shows us how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have overlapped and influenced one another, gently challenging the secularist history of each of these religions.–Gail Hudson