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Working on God

Author: Winifred Gallagher
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Millions of Americans are finding it more and more difficult to apply the traditional demands of organized religion to their lives, and yet a complete absence of spirituality leaves them uneasy. Working on God is a book for and about such intelligent, independent people, who are seeking to reconcile their spiritual yearnings with their skeptical intellects. Winifred Gallagher, a behavioral-science reporter, began  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gallagher, Winifred.
Working on God.
New York : Random House, ©1999
(OCoLC)607139721
Online version:
Gallagher, Winifred.
Working on God.
New York : Random House, ©1999
(OCoLC)608857152
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Winifred Gallagher
ISBN: 0679447946 9780679447948 0375755373 9780375755378
OCLC Number: 39985519
Description: xxiv, 340 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Themes. Spirituality: just do it --
Religion gets real --
Thinking for ourselves --
Good and evil --
Body and soul --
Pluralism: something for everyone --
A new age --
Beyond tolerance --
No place like home? --
II. A Variation. Zen: "and that's the way it is" --
Judaism: turning the Torah --
Christianity: what if God was one of us? --
Going homelike.
Responsibility: Winifred Gallagher.
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Millions of Americans are finding it more and more difficult to apply the traditional demands of organized religion to their lives, and yet a complete absence of spirituality leaves them uneasy. Working on God is a book for and about such intelligent, independent people, who are seeking to reconcile their spiritual yearnings with their skeptical intellects. Winifred Gallagher, a behavioral-science reporter, began her investigation of religion in our postmodern age with research and interviews and soon discovered a vast, quiet revolution under way among ordinary men and women grappling with the sacred. Both Gallagher's brilliant journalistic inquiry and her very personal journey unfold over time spent in a Zen monastery and a cloistered convent, in small-group discussions and healing rituals, in a Conservative synagogue that shares spaces with a Christian church, and in the birthplace of the New Age. Written with humor, empathy, and a rigorous curiosity, Working on God breaks new ground in depicting the broad-based spiritual movement that is transforming many lives. - Publisher.

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