In this illuminating story of her life and conversations, the host of public radio's Speaking of Faith describes her journey of spiritual exploration - a journey shared by countless others.A former diplomat and a graduate of the Yale Divinity School, Krista Tippett grew up in an evangelical culture and then spent a decade as a nonreligious person. Now, as someone who for many years has reflected on and talked with others about faith, she brings deep insight and a unique vantage point as she explores religious traditions - viewing them as rich resources for our spirits, as guides to our most important modern confusions, and as correctives for the excesses of religion itself. She illustrates a way to talk about faith that defuses the usual minefields, drawing from her own experience and her conversations across the world's traditions with theologians, scientists, ethicists, and activists.
"More than a personal chronicle...this is a rigorously brainy piece of work, as informed by the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Charles Darwin, and Annie Dillard as it is by Tippett's fascinating interviews with figures like Elie Wiesel and Karen Armstrong. As Tippett takes on issues from the science-and-religion debates to the future of progressive Islam, she shows herself to possess the same 'imaginative intellectual approach' that she admires in some of her interview subjects." (Publishers Weekly)
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