Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America
From the author of "City Poet, the brilliant biography of Frank O'Hara, now comes a fascinating account of thriving forms of spirituality in what is being called a "post-denominational" age.
As the nineties were drawing to a close, Brad Gooch set out on a journey to explore traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality that took him across America and to India. Gooch's quest--partly personal and partly investigative--took him to Chicago to read the mysterious Urantia Book; to Goa and La Jolla to experience the talks and treatments of Deepak Chopra; to Ganeshpuri and South Fallsburg, New York, to listen to the charismatic leader Gurumayi Chidvilasananda; to Bardstown, Kentucky, to observe the quiet solitude of the Trappists and to Dubuque, Iowa, to see the Trappistines; to Dallas to worship with the members of the gay congregation of the Cathedral of Hope; and to New York to talk with Muslims and Sufis. As Gooch proceeded on this unique spiritual odyssey--from fringe to mainstream--he witnessed diverse movements and religions and their strong appeal to a broad spectrum of followers.
Brad Gooch has written a revealing, richly detailed document of our time. In "Godtalk, character, dialogue, and setting come together in an irresistible, fast-paced narrative that is both engaging and informative about the unexpected nature of spirituality in America today.
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