Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

by Krista Tippett

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Overview

A New York Times bestseller!

"I’m not sure there’s such a thing as the cultural 'center,' nor that it’s very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions. This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy."

In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and “spiritual technologies,” with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.
 
“Krista Tippett [is] a modern-day Simone Weil. . . . Becoming Wise is a tremendously vitalizing read in its totality—a wellspring of nuance and dimension amid our Flatland of artificial polarities, touching on every significant aspect of human life with great gentleness and a firm grasp of human goodness.” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101980316
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 131,271
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence." She is the host of the public radio program and podcast On Being and Curator of the Civil Conversations Project (civilconversationsproject.org).

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

1 Introduction: The Age of Us 1

2 Words: The Poetry of Creatures 15

3 Flesh: The Body's Grace 57

4 Love: A Few Things I've Learned 103

5 Faith: The Evolution 161

6 Hope: Reimagined 233

Conversation Partners, 2003-2015 269

Index 275

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