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Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America
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Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date April 1, 2002
Pages 388
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679447092
ISBN-10 0679447091
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
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A richly detailed chronicle of the author's odyssey in search of spirituality in America in the late twentieth century explores his quest to understand both traditional and nontraditional, mainstream and fringe, forms of spirituality, a search that takes him across America and to India and into the heart of a variety of religions and their followers. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the author of City Poet, the brilliant biography of Frank O’Hara, now comes a fascinating account of thriving forms of spirituality in what is being called a “post-denominational” age.

As the nineties were drawing to a close, Brad Gooch set out on a journey to explore traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality that took him across America and to India. Gooch’s quest—partly personal and partly investigative—took him to Chicago to read the mysterious Urantia Book; to Goa and La Jolla to experience the talks and treatments of Deepak Chopra; to Ganeshpuri and South Fallsburg, New York, to listen to the charismatic leader Gurumayi Chidvilasananda; to Bardstown, Kentucky, to observe the quiet solitude of the Trappists and to Dubuque, Iowa, to see the Trappistines; to Dallas to worship with the members of the gay congregation of the Cathedral of Hope; and to New York to talk with Muslims and Sufis. As Gooch proceeded on this unique spiritual odyssey—from fringe to mainstream—he witnessed diverse movements and religions and their strong appeal to a broad spectrum of followers.

Brad Gooch has written a revealing, richly detailed document of our time. In Godtalk, character, dialogue, and setting come together in an irresistible, fast-paced narrative that is both engaging and informative about the unexpected nature of spirituality in America today.

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9780679447092 | details & prices | 388 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Chronicles the author's odyssey in search of spirituality in American in the late twentieth-century, exploring his quest to understand both traditional and nontraditional, mainstream and fringe, forms of spirituality.

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