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Can we 21st century pioneers match the challenge that our wanderings in a vast spiritual desert will bring us to encounter, still never giving up our hope, and yet continually find our courage renewed? Can we rediscover trust in our now more divided lands, as some have managed to do in their past trials and tribulations? In 2001: A Spiritual Odyssey Frederick Sontag argues that we cannot understand the causes and the directions of our 21st century spiritual odyssey without seeing the forces which attract and drive the human spirit. Our goal? To see what new-born novelties may be moving us to our 2001 spiritual odyssey, and what attractions and distractions may be as old to us as our evolution's history.
Frederick Sontag is Robert C. Denison Professor of Philosophy, Pomona College, California.
Chapter 1 The End of Utopia: Chapter 2 The Sentences of Alan Lightman Chapter 3 The Sentences of Henri Nouwen Chapter 4 Prologue Chapter 5 2001, A Spiritual Odyssey Chapter 6 Life and Death Chapter 7 The Concept of Alienation in American Thought Chapter 8 The End of Utopias, Yes: but Neither the End of History Nor the Start of a New World Order Chapter 9 Beyond History and Apocalypse Chapter 10 Kierkegaard and the Search for a Self Chapter 11 The Spirit of the Gospels Chapter 12 The Crisis of Faith: Chapter 13 Crisis in Faith Chapter 14 The Revival of Preaching Chapter 15 Prayer Is... Chapter 16 The Climb Toward God Chapter 17 Freedom: Atheism and God Chapter 18 The Secular Mystic: An East-West Dialogue Chapter 19 What Should Theology Be Today: A Charismatic Theology? Chapter 20 Your Life Can Be Changed Chapter 21 Words of Silence Chapter 22 Earthen Vessels: Our Treasures are In ... Chapter 23 Modern Medievals Chapter 24 Small is Difficult, But Big is Worse Chapter 25 The Holocaust God: Chapter 26 The Holocaust God Chapter 27 The Premise of All Criticism Chapter 28 The Principle of the Future Chapter 29 Three Ways Chapter 30 Toward a New American Theodicy Chapter 31 The Rebirth of Meaning: The Human Problem Chapter 32 Babel Revisited: The God of Many Languages
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