Reviews What’s God Got to Do with Religion?
A believer and an atheist seek out their antitheses. Do they meet somewhere in the middle, or pass in the murk of half-baked pseudo-syntheses?
Published on June 17, 2014
My Bright Abyss: Meditations of a Modern BelieverFarrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013, 192 pp., $24
Religion Without God192 pp., $17.95
hese days we seem to have trouble conducting genuine conversations about religious belief. Americans in particular are adept at monologues; we excel at parallel soliloquies expositing our irreconcilable credos, after which we turn away from one another in a dialogical version of post-coital tristesse
. But an actual, vulnerable, exchange about divergent fundamental commitments and the...
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