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Living With A Wild God

A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything
Ehrenreich, Barbara (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Living With A Wild God
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"In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." Certain to be a classic, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement"--
Authors: Ehrenreich, Barbara
Title: Living with a wild god
a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything
Publisher: New York :, Twelve,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xiv, 237 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The situation
Typing practice
The trees step out of the forest
A land without details
All, all alone
Encounter in Lone Pine
Breakdown
Anomalous oscillations
Suicide and guilt
Joining the species
Return to the quest
The nature of the other.
Summary: "In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." Certain to be a classic, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement"--
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ISBN: 9781455501762
145550176X
Statement of Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich
Subject Headings: Ehrenreich, Barbara. Women authors, American Biography. Self-actualization (Psychology) Philosophy and religion.
Topical Term: Women authors, American
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Philosophy and religion.
LCCN: 2013038766
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Jun 06, 2014
  • GummiGirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The teenage metaphysical musings didn't do much for me. But otherwise it's a good enough memoir, and having enjoyed many of the author's other writings, I was interested in learning about her early life. I particularly liked the parts about her scientific education.

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