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The Best Spiritual Writing 2002 (Best American Spiritual Writing)

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Publisher Comments:

Hailed as "a significant addition to the spiritual writing of our time", (Publishers Weekly), this inspiring series brings together profound and lyrical writing about art, intimacy, prayer, love, meditation, and faith from some of the world's most distinguished writers. This provocative volume includes: Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison's elegy of love for The Dead of September 11; Bill McKibben's "The Muslim Gandhi," the moving story of the Afghan liberator Abdul Ghaffar Khan, one of the greatest nonviolent leaders of the twentieth century; "Prayer," a poem by the Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw Milosz; Barry Lopez on the role of the modern naturalist as an emissary for nature; from The New Yorker, Philip Levine's poem "Gospel"; and Harvey Cox on a Christian appreciation of the Torah.

Synopsis:

Representing a wide spectrum of religious traditions, the authors in this collection speak from the soul about both the profound and the everyday aspects of spirituality in our lives. Included are works by such distinguished writers as Harvey Cox, Philip Levine, Barry Lopez, and Toni Morrison.

About the Author

Philip Zaleski is senior editor of Parabola magazine, coauthor of Gifts of the Spirit, and author of The Recollected Heart. His writing on the subject of religion and culture appears regularly in such national publications as The New York Times Book Review and Reader's Digest. He teaches religion at Smith College.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface /Philip Zaleski
  2. Introduction /Natalie Goldberg
  3. Winter music: a composer's journal /John Luther Adams
  4. To keep alive /Marvin Barrett
  5. All ; The fact ; The answer /Wendell Berry
  6. Gamboling with God /Harvey Cox
  7. The making of an American Swami /Sara Davidson
  8. Leap /Brian Doyle
  9. Ground zero: a journal /Vincent Druding
  10. Writing: the interpreter of desires /Robert Eddy
  11. What are you afraid of? /Joseph Epstein
  12. A dream of solstice /Seamus Heaney
  13. Where I was /Patricia Hooper
  14. L'Chaim and its limits: why not immortality? /Leon R. Kass
  15. Heaven and earth /Heather King
  16. Gospel /Philip Levine
  17. The naturalist /Barry Lopez
  18. The ironic stance and the law of diminishing returns /Bret Lott
  19. The Muslim Gandhi /Bill McKibben
  20. To the words /W.S. Merwin
  21. Prayer /Czeslaw Milosz
  22. The dead of September 11 /Toni Morrison
  23. The kiss of Judas /Alicia Ostriker
  24. The wives of Gloucester /Susan Pollack
  25. Born of a rib /Pattiann Rogers
  26. Screwtape instructs Scrapetooth /Amy Schwartz
  27. Higher education /Gary Smith
  28. Of larger darkness /George Steiner
  29. What kind of errand? /Ptolemy Tompkins
  30. One man on a tractor far away /Walter Wangerin Jr. --The oneness of music /Wallis Wilde-Menozzi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060506032
Editor:
Zaleski, Philip
Introduction:
Goldberg, Natalie
Preface by:
Zaleski, Philip
Preface:
Zaleski, Philip
Introduction by:
Goldberg, Natalie
Introduction:
Goldberg, Natalie
Editor:
Zaleski, Philip
Author:
Zaleski, Philip
Author:
by Philip Zaleski
Preface:
Zaleski, Philip
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Best American Spiritual Writing
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20020917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.96x5.34x.80 in. .57 lbs.

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