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The advent of modernity brought with it a crisis of faith. Science had upended the religious certainties of earlier eras, and believers in the West were cast adrift. Some turned to a strident fundamentalism while, more recently, growing numbers have shunned religion altogether.
In You Can't Put God In a Box, Kelly Besecke offers a fascinating examination of people who have
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ebook, 197 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Pamela Pickering
This was a book club pick. One of our members was mentioned in the acknowledgements. I have to say I was never so happy to get a humdinger of a cold to not have to read it. I made it through the acknowledgements, preface, and Chapter 1 and that was it. I would compare it to a doctoral thesis. I think it would be helpful as areference for part of a religious discussion class but as far as one type for our itty bitty informal book club I think it missed the audience. A fellow book club member read ...more
Ann Asel
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book resonated with my longstanding ambivalence about religion, my confusion about what I do and don't believe about the spiritual world, my disdain for fundamentalism, my curiosity and sometimes acceptance of other belief systems. It's all here. Reflexive Spirituality, pluralism, the works. This book liberates; it's okay that my belief system...well...can't be put in a box.
Ann Asel
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book insightful, fascinating and liberating in its clarification of reflexive spirituality. It embraces my mixture of emotion and confusion around spirituality and religion and helps me realize that others share a dynamic and eclectic view of our spiritual being. It stretches the mind and enriches the soul. I highly recommend.
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Definitely purchasing this book! inspiring, educational, thought provoking, and beyond!
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