NPR,Talk of the Nation, November 12, 2007
Excerpt: 'The Bible: A Biography' by Karen Armstrong
"Some of the most important biblical authorities insisted that charity must be the guiding principle of exegesis: any interpretation that spread hatred or disdain was illegitimate
. All the world faiths claim that compassion is not only the prime virtue and the test of true religiosity but that it actually introduces us to Nirvana, God or the Dao."
I haven't yet read this book, but the interview with the author sparked my interest. During the show a lady calls in and asks about homosexuals. The author reflects statements that are also made in "What the Bible Says".