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Through the narrow gate : a memoir of spiritual discovery

Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the seven years that the author spent in a convent beginning at the age of seventeen, describing her religous doubts and spiritual struggles which led to her final recognition that she was not suited for life as a nun.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Karen Armstrong; Karen Armstrong
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Armstrong
ISBN: 0312340958 9780312340957
OCLC Number: 162126998
Notes: Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Description: xv, 281 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings, 1962 --
Pointers, 1956-1961 --
A new life, 1962 --
Tripton --
Postulant --
A nun takes the veil --
"The death I have to die" --
Burial, 1963-1965 --
The scholasticate, 1965-1967 --
Oxford --
Through the narrow gate --
Afterword, 1980.
Responsibility: by Karen Armstrong.
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Recounts the seven years that the author spent in a convent beginning at the age of seventeen, describing her religous doubts and spiritual struggles which led to her final recognition that she was not suited for life as a nun.

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