The Best Spiritual Writing 2013 [NOOK Book]

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A new volume of the critically acclaimed spiritual writing series, with an introduction by bestselling author Stephen Prothero

Boasting an impressive selection of personal essays, articles, and poems by today's leading luminaries, The Best Spiritual Writing 2013 captures our nation's spiritual pulse and offers readers an opportunity to explore the most nourishing writings on spirituality published in the past year. As in previous editions, Philip Zaleski draws from a wide range ...

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Overview

A new volume of the critically acclaimed spiritual writing series, with an introduction by bestselling author Stephen Prothero

Boasting an impressive selection of personal essays, articles, and poems by today's leading luminaries, The Best Spiritual Writing 2013 captures our nation's spiritual pulse and offers readers an opportunity to explore the most nourishing writings on spirituality published in the past year. As in previous editions, Philip Zaleski draws from a wide range of journals and magazines to build an anthology of stimulating works by some of the nation's most esteemed writers such as Adam Gopnik, Edward Hirsch, and Melissa Range. The result is a book, ideal for gift giving, that will appeal to religious thinkers, atheists, and people of all faiths and beliefs.



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Editorial Reviews

National Catholic Reporter
Illuminating . . . This anthology, as always, is a rich feast.
Chicago Tribune
[A] luminous collection.
The Christian Science Monitor
Those who embrace variety will find plenty to sink their teeth into.
Library Journal
This anthology captures some of the best shorter pieces published each year on spirituality. Notable this year are Adam Gopnik on lessons learned in an art class, Pico Iyer on India, and poems by the likes of Cynthia Zarin and Jane Hirshfield. This series is the true successor to the late lamented "annuals" of Victorian publishing fame, and a delight for spiritual readers of all persuasions. VERDICT This always-pleasing volume is a particularly strong entry in a strong series; for all libraries and individuals seeking the best in spiritual reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101603604
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 668,841
  • File size: 563 KB

Meet the Author

Philip Zaleski is the author and editor of many books on religion and spirituality, most recently Prayer: A History with Carol Zaleski. He lives in Massachusetts.


Stephen Prothero is a professor in the department of religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books on religion in America.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Philip Zaleski ix

Introduction Stephen Prothero xv

November Nights: from The Georgia Review Coleman Barks 1

The Calling of Saint Matthew: from the Hudson Review Annie Boutelle 3

New Year's Eve: from The New Yorker Carl Dennis 5

Let It Go: from U.S. Catholic Brian Doyle 7

The Nature of Evil: from Tikkun Terry Eagleton 10

Life Studies: from The New Yorker Adam Gopnik 21

No Ideas but in Things: from The New Yorker Jessica Greenbaum 43

Antiphons: from Christianity and Literature Malcolm Guite 45

Whose Buddhism Is Truest?: from Tricycle Linda Heuman 53

Forgiveness: from Agni Kathleen Hill 69

The Custodian: from The Atlantic Edward Hirsch 71

In Daylight, I Turned On the Lights: from The New Yorker Jane Hirshfield 73

When I Was Blind: from Portland Edward Hoagland 74

Maximum India: from Condé Nast Traveler Pico Iyer 78

The Teachable Moment: from Image Mark Jarman 92

Welcome to Wedgwood: from Shambhala Sun Charles Johnson 96

Unbuilt Jerusalem: from Harper's Magazine James Lasdun 105

Deep Intellect: from Orion Sy Montgomery 120

Oriental Aspects of Occidental Faith: from First Things Francesca Aran Murphy 136

The Man-made Messiah: from First Things David Novak 141

God's Engineer: from The Atlantic P. J. O'Rourke 152

Scorcese on the Cross: from Harper's Magazine Vince Passaro 156

Incarnational Theology: from New England Review Melissa Range 164

A Many-Storied Monastic: from Touchstone Patrick Henry Reardon 166

What We May Be: from Harper's Magazine Marilynne Robinson 186

The Islamic Case for Religious Liberty: from First Things Abdullah Saeed 190

Spiritual Bouquet: from The Antioch Review Nicholas Samaras 200

The Sanest Man Ever: from Commentary Aligis Valiunas 202

All War, All the Time: from First Things George Weigel 213

From The Book of Knowledge: from The American Scholar Cynthia Zarin 233

Contributors' Notes 237

Other Notable Spiritual Writings of the Year 243

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    Posted April 27, 2013

    To Jaysoar

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    Posted April 27, 2013

    Piper

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    Posted April 24, 2013

    Peace to Silverclaw

    I saw your post on my story at Kate and the Clans, and I'm entering Silent's Story(at flightless), the prolouge.

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    Posted April 29, 2013

    Speedbullet to Silverclaw

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    Posted April 29, 2013

    Silverclaw

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