Living with a wild god a nonbeliever"s search for the truth about everything by Barbara Ehrenreich

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  • Self-actualization (Psychology),
  • Philosophy and religion,
  • American Women authors,
  • Biography

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StatementBarbara Ehrenreich
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LC ClassificationsPS3555.H65 Z46 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 237 pages
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26922599M
ISBN 10145550176X
ISBN 109781455501762
LC Control Number2013038766
OCLC/WorldCa856053601

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Living with a Wild God is a different sort of project, though no less impassioned. As much an excavation and philosophical inquiry as a memoir, the book exhumes the author’s adolescent diary to examine her enduring, often tortured search for “cosmic knowledge” and the answer to the question that first obsessed her at age fourteen: “What.

In Living with a Wild God, Ehrenreich vividly explores her life-long quest to find 'the truth' about the universe and everything else, in an attempt to reconcile this cataclysmic, defining moment with her secular understanding of the world.

The result is a profound reflection on science, religion and the human condition, and a personal insight /5(16). • This is an edited extract from Living With A Wild God: A Non-Believer's Search For The Truth About Everything, by Barbara Ehrenreich, published by Granta Books on 1 May at £ Barbara Ehrenreich talks about her book, [Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything], about her quest as a child to find out the truth about the world around her.

Such a distinction is important, for “Living With a Wild God” is not a book of faith. Educated as a scientist, trained as a reporter, Ehrenreich does not believe in what she cannot see.

In Living With a Wild God, Ehrenreich reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all.

The result is both deeply personal and cosmically sweeping-a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science /5(58). In Living With a Wild Dog, Ehrenreich reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all.

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Living with a Wild God is Barbara Ehrenreich's memoir(ish) ruminations on the child she was, the adult she became and a (the?) pivotal event in her life. This book speaks to the part in all of us that grapples with the big questions, through both certainty and uncertainty/5(14). LIVING WITH A WILD GOD.

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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. Publisher: Hachette Book Group Edition: Unabridged.

That anxiety is heightened at the moment because her new book, “Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything” (Twelve: pp., $26), is. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, Ehrenreich reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all.

Those readers familiar with the trenchant, witty and engaged books Barbara Ehrenreich has published over the last four decades will not be surprised that her new book, "Living With a Wild God. She is also the author of Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream (), This Land Is Their Land: Reports From a Divided Nation (), Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything () and numerous other books.

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LIVING WITH A WILD GOD is a genuinely thrilling reading experience. I loved it and think, as Ehrenreich does, that you can use her thoughts during this spiritually charged season to get in touch with your own brand of religion and life force.

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Using more sources and careful drafting, these two chapters, expanded into a book, is what Living with a Wild God should have been.

Sadly, Ehrenreich thanks her editor in the acknowledgements. The book helps us survive living in exile - Life in the Wild - until “the glorious day when God will welcome us home, out of the wild”.

This book holds dark and light in balance. It shows how we are living with the effects of the fall (we are messed-up people living in a messed-up place) - but God’s promise, made in Eden, serves as a.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.In her latest book, Barbara Ehrenreich tracks back through her interesting life story, confronting these unusual experiences head-on and attempting to make sense of them.

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