Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest

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New World Library, Sep 1, 2010 - Religion - 249 pages
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Unlike the recent authors who emphatically say No! or Yes! to God, Michael Krasny joins the millions who know they don't know. As a radio host, college professor, and literary scholar, he has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic. He has discussed life's most important questions with the foremost thinkers in virtually every discipline. And yet answers to some questions - the big, three-o'clock-in-the-morning questions - elude him. Despite this, Krasny does not discount belief systems or ridicule faith. Instead, he seeks. He explores morality, eternal life, why we do good, and why evil sometimes triumphs, and his quest is informed by artists, scientists, world events, and even films. 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.

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User Review  - homericgeek - LibraryThing

Krasny asks a book long question (that I shared to some extent), and asks the reader to join the question; he invites the reader to seek along with him. It's probably safe to say that not all ... Read full review

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I like to LISTEN to Michael more than READ Michael. I find that the book kind of drags on a bit.

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About the author (2010)

Michael Krasny, PhD, hosts the nation's most listened to locally produced public radio talk show, Forum with Michael Krasny. He is also an English professor at San Francisco State University and a widely published scholar and literary critic. Forum is heard weekdays on KQED-FM in San Francisco, an affiliate of National Public Radio, as well as on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio. An award-winning broadcaster who has interviewed many of the great cultural icons of our era, he is also the author of Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life (Stanford University Press) and coauthor of Sound Ideas (McGraw-Hill). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit www.kqed.org/radio/programs/forum/.

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