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Author Abernethy, Bob.
Title The life of meaning : reflections on faith, doubt, and repairing the world / Bob Abernethy and William Bole. Foreword by Tom Brokaw.
Imprint New York : Seven Stories, 2008.
Edition First paperback edition.

Subject Spirituality.
Meaning (Philosophy) -- Religious aspects.
Alt Name Bole, William.
Brokaw, Tom.
Description 432 pages ; 24 cm
Edition First paperback edition.
Note Originally published: 2007.
ISBN 9781583228296 (pbk.)
1583228292 (pbk.)
9781583227589 (hbk.)
158322758X (hbk.)
OCLC # 182529149
Table of Contents
Ch. 1The meaning makers5
1Limning the rites of death / Thomas Lynch9
2PG Staring down the gods of war / Chris Hedges17
3Exposing the spiritual crisis of modern medicine / Rachel Remen25
4More than is dreamt of in your theologies / Marilynne Robinson, John Polkinghorne31
5Naming the real / Marianne Williamson, Tilden Edwards37
6Discovering things nobody knew before but God / Francis Collins41
7Waltzing with the God of chaos / Barbara Brown Taylor47
8The meaning of mud / Phyllis Tickle53
Ch. 2Evil and suffering57
9A faith difficult to understand / Menachem Daum61
10Easing the divine suffering / Irving Greenberg67
11Evil acts, sacred places / Edward Linenthal75
12Like living in the book of job / Thomas Lynch87
13Damning the disease, not (ultimately) the deity / William Abernethy91
14Smells like hope / Madeleine L'engle95
15Redeeming the devil / Desmond Tutu101
16Hope dies last / Studs Terkei105
Ch. 3Prayer and meditation111
17The world's prayers / Carol, Philip Zaleski115
18Through the valley of the shadow / Harold Kushner123
19The former president on unanswered prayer / Jimmy Carter129
20Warming oneself before the glow of God / Desmond Tutu133
21Talking to God straight and angry / Stanley Hauerwas135
22On wintry spirituality and napping / Martin Marty139
23Praise every three hours / Phyllis Tickle143
24The Jesus prayer and praying with icons / Frederica Mathewes-Green147
25The hum of the universe, in a minor key / Robert Wuthnow151
26Finding God's presence in darkness / Ellwood "Bud" Kieser155
Ch. 4"I'm spiritual, not religious"159
27On the altar of consciousness / Marilyn McGuire163
28Unlearning religion / Marianne Williamson171
29Blessing the doubters / Barbara Brown Taylor177
30With or without religion / Phyllis tickle181
31We're spiritual and religious / Tilden Edwards, Tina Brown185
32Religion makes hospice calls / Martin Marty191
33The good, without God / Rushworth Kidder195
Ch. 5Being religious203
34All is gift / Eileen Durkin207
35Eileen's uncle and his Catholic imagination / Andrew Greeley217
36Stuff counts / George Weigel223
37Is God still the center? / Mark Noll229
38The Inerrant, infallible word of God / Richard Land235
39The genius of evangelicalism / Randall Balmer241
40Who is winning - evangelicals or American culture? / Alan Wolfe245
41God is not going to whomp you / Martin Marty249
42Vital signs / Diana Butler Bass257
43Safe harbors and defiant spirituality / Robert Franklin263
44The miracle of existence / Blu Greenberg269
45Reading the book of our life / Alan Lew, Abraham Lubin, Joel Tessler279
46The soul is hovering / Rochel Berman285
47Bearing witness to the one God / Seyyed Hossein Nasr289
48The Hajj / Abdul Alim Mubarak297
49A message from the Dalai Lama / The Dalai Lama305
50Being mindful and engaged / Thich Nhat Hanh309
51The smaller sufferings / Helen Tworkov315
52Many deities, one God / Uma Mysorekar323
Ch. 6Paths up the mountain331
53The measure of diversity / Diana Eck335
54Many paths, many ways / Alan Wolfe343
55Evangelizing by deed / Jimmy Carter347
56The only way to heaven / James Merritt351
57Is every truth true? / Robert Wuthnow355
58Our great challenge / Seyyed Hossein Nasr359
59The passions of Jerusalem / David Hartman363
Ch. 7Lives well lived367
60Where the weak and the strong dance together / Jean Vanier371
61"Oh, Annie, whatever" / Anne Lamott379
62No return / Scott Neeson389
63Changing your social footprint / Rajiv Vinnakota395
64Healing body and spirit / Scott Morris403
65The cathedral of charity / Billy Shore409
66Raging against boredom / William Sloane Coffin415