It’s really amazing for being just another hole in the ground. Thank you Colorado River.
In A History of God, Karen Armstrong does a great job of narrating pivotal shifts in theologies. She doesn’t do quite as good a job at describing the gradual shifts that naturally occur over long periods of time (somewhat analogous in ecology to genetic drift in isolated populations), but that’s understandable as the eras of big change tend to have the famous characters and striking moments that dominate the study of history. That said, some of Armstrong’s finer moments come while describing how Isaac Newton’s science and theology led to the preeminence of creation in Western theology.