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Karen Armstrong

The Lost Art of Scripture

In conversation with Toby Mundy

Saturday 5th October 2019, 2-3pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent

£15

One of the world’s leading religious commentators examines the use and abuse of holy texts in the modern world.

When religion is often viewed as the source of conflict, what role can scripture have in creating greater compassion and understanding? In her new book, The Lost Art of Scripture, Karen Armstrong asks us to consider scripture as an art form. Like most art, its interpretation relies on the right hemisphere of the brain – the seat of empathy, which allows us to perceive the interconnections around us.

Karen Armstrong is a bestselling author of over 16 books and founder of the Charter for Compassion, which is now a global movement.

Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.

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