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The secular mind

Author: Robert Coles
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does the business of daily living distance us from life's mysteries? Do most Americans value spiritual thinking more as a hobby than as an all-encompassing approach to life? Will the concept of the soul be defunct after the next few generations? Child psychiatrist and best-selling author Robert Coles offers a profound meditation on how secular culture has settled into the hearts and minds of Americans. This book is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Coles
ISBN: 0691058059 9780691058054
OCLC Number: 39695562
Description: 189 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Secularism in the Biblical tradition --
Where we stood: 1900 --
Where we stand: 2000 --
Where we are headed.
Responsibility: Robert Coles.
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An essay on the shift from religious control over Western society to the scientific dominance of the mind. Interwoven into the story is the author's personal quest for understanding how the sense of  Read more...

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Coles ... is one of those rare writers who can gracefully combine intellectual rigor with the idiom of spiritual quest... [T]his is a potent and powerful work readers will think about and return to Read more...

 
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