Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest

Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest


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Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest by Michael Krasny

As the host of one of National Public Radio’s most popular interview programs, Michael Krasny has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic and discussing life’s most important questions with the foremost thinkers of our time. Now he brings his wide-ranging knowledge and perceptive intelligence to a thoughtful and thought-provoking exploration of belief — and lack of belief.

Many books and pundits advocate for a specific God, while others adamantly declare there is no God. Yet these strident viewpoints often speak right past each other, rarely convincing anyone but the already convinced. In Spiritual Envy, Krasny helps believers and nonbelievers alike understand their own questions about faith and religion, about God and human responsibility.

Krasny challenges each of us to look closely at faith and its power, and to examine the positive and negative aspects of religion as expressed in culture, literature, and human relationships. Personal and universal, timely and timeless, this is a deeply wise yet warmly welcoming conversation, an invitation to ask one’s own questions — no matter how inconclusive the answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608680696
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 692,338
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Krasny, PhD, hosts the nation’s most-listened-to locally produced public radio talk show, Forum with Michael Krasny. A widely published scholar and literary critic, he is an English professor at San Francisco State University and has taught at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
diggie1 More than 1 year ago
Some parts of this book were hard to plow through, and other parts of the book were simply riveting. A must read for anyone that is interested in today's agnostics that don't hate on believers.
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