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Armstrong rewarded for brazen propaganda

November 21st, 2006 · No Comments

Former Nun Receives Honorary Degree

By Natalie Lescroart
Special to The Hoya
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The secularists and religionists both are so nervous about the implications of the Axial Age that Armstrong’s complete trashing of the subject in the name of scholarship was bound to win an award, along with distorted and untruthful depictions of Islamic history.
So it goes. This is what gets awards.

Lindsay Anderson/The Hoya
After receiving an honorary degree in ICC Auditorium on Friday for her religious writings, ex-nun Karen Armstrong encouraged her audience to find unity rather than divisions in inter-religious interactions.

Acclaimed religious writer and ex-nun Karen Armstrong was lauded as a “voice of conscience” by University President John J. DeGioia in a ceremony last Friday in ICC Auditorium during which he conferred upon her an honorary degree.

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