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Search for God at Harvard

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  • ISBN-13: 9780345377067
  • ISBN: 0345377060
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

AUTHOR

Goldman, Ari L.

SUMMARY

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR In 1985 Ari L. Goldman took a year's leave from his job as a religion reporter forThe New York Timesand enrolled in the Harvard Divinity School. What began as a project to deepen his knowledge of the world's sacred beliefs turned out to be an extraordinary journey of spiritual illumination, one in which Goldman reexamined his own faith as an Orthodox Jew and opened his mind to the great religions of the world. In his year at Harvard, Goldman found to his surprise that his fellow students were not straitlaced, somber clerics, but a diverse, vibrant, and sometimes embattled group from every major religion, united by their deep spiritual commitment. Even more surprising was the spiritual climate of the Divinity School itself: Far from being an ivory tower or a bastion of old-time Christian piety, the school was a forum for passionate debate on the relationships between religion and politics, social mores and sexuality. Written with warmth, humor, and penetrating clarity,The Search for God at Harvardis a book for anyone who has wrestled with the question of what it means to take religion seriously today. Praise forThe Search for God at Harvard: "Personal yet informative, warm and humorous, beautifully written. In a word, superb." Elie Wiesel "Is it possible to honor the truth of one's own religion while being genuinely open to others? InThe Search for God at Harvard, Ari Goldman tells his story in so fine a manner that he helps us to understand why the answer must be yes." The New York Times Book Review "Excellent: intelligent, informative, infused with humor." Cleveland Plain Dealer "Enriching . . . well-written, absorbing." The Boston Globe "A valuable and unique contribution." The Washington Post Book WorldGoldman, Ari L. is the author of 'Search for God at Harvard', published 1992 under ISBN 9780345377067 and ISBN 0345377060.

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