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In the Absence of God Dwelling in the Presence of the Sacred

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ISBN-10: 0307462293

ISBN-13: 9780307462299

Edition: 2010

Authors: Sam Keen

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/9/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Sam Keen, author of twelve books, including Fire in the Belly, served as consulting editor at Psychology Today for many years. He is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and lives in Sonoma, California.

Prologue The God-Shaped Vacuum
Idolatrous Gods and Profane Ideologies
A Preview of the Journey's Itinerary
The Desert: Retreat and Renewal
Solitude: Escape from Established Religion and Cultural Mindmeld
Silence: A Sanctuary Within the Void
Slaying the Speed Demon: Holy Leisure
Meetings with Dark Angels: Repentance and Confession
Blessed Doubt: The Virtues of Agnosticism
Verbal Fasting: A Moratorium on Hallowed Words
The Never-Ending Journey: Loving the Questions
The Hidden Oasis
Remembering Eden
The Quickened Life
Epiphanies and Sacred Visions
Exploring the Primal Unconscious
Remembering Elemental Emotions
Wonder/Awe
Gratitude
Anxiety/Dread
Joy
Grief/Mourning
Reverence
Empowerment
Potentiality/Purpose/Vocation
Empathy/Compassion
Sacred Outrage
Hope
Trust
Humility
God Talk and Sacred Nonsense
Prayers to an Absent G-d
On Speaking about G-d
Metaphors, Myths, and Metaphysical High Jumps
A Festival of Naming
Rites, Rituals, and Sacraments
Communities of Concern and the Quest for Justice
Enacting Justice
Principles of Justice
Ecological Justice
Political Justice
Economic Justice
Agents of Justice
Violence: Sacred Vision and Tragic Action
Epilogue The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life
Acknowledgments
Index