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Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Meaning Makers 1. Limning the Rites of Death: Thomas Lynch 2. Staring Down the Gods of War: Chris Hedges 3. Exposing the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Medicine: Rachel Remen 4. More Than Is Dreamt of in Your Theologies: Marilynne Robinson and Sir John Polkinghorne 5. Naming the Real: Marianne Williamson and Tilden Edwards 6. Discovering Things "Nobody Knew Before but God" Francis Collins 7. Waltzing with the God of Chaos: Barbara Brown Taylor 8. The Meaning of Mud: Phyllis Tickle Chapter 2: Evil and Suffering 9. A Faith Difficult to Understand: Menachem Daum 10. Easing the Divine Suffering: Irving Greenberg 11. Evil Acts, Sacred Places: Edward Linenthal 12. Like Living in the Book of Job: Thomas Lynch 13. Damning the Disease, Not (Ultimately) the Deity: William Abernethy 14. Smells Like Hope: Madeleine L'Engle 15. Redeeming the Devil: Desmond Tutu 16. "Hope Dies Last": Studs Terkel Chapter 3: Prayer and Meditation 17. The World's Prayers: Carol and Philip Zaleski 18. Through the Valley of the Shadow: Harold Kushner 19. The Former President on Unanswered Prayer: Jimmy Carter 20. Warming Oneself Before the Glow of God: Desmond Tutu 21. Talking to God Straight, and Angry: Stanley Hauerwas 22. On "Wintry Spirituality," and Napping: Martin Marty 23. Praise Every Three Hours: Phyllis Tickle 24. The Jesus Prayer and Praying with Icons: Frederica Mathewes-Green 25. The Hum of the Universe, in a Minor Key: Robert Wuthnow 26. Finding God's Presence in Darkness: Ellwood "Bud" Kieser Chapter 4: "I'm Spiritual, but Not Religious" 27. On the Altar of Consciousness: Marilyn McGuire 28. Unlearning Religion: Marianne Williamson 29. Blessing the Doubters: Barbara Brown Taylor 30. With or Without Religion: Phyllis Tickle 31. "We're Spiritual and Religious": Tilden Edwards and Tina Brown 32. Religion Makes Hospice Calls: Martin Marty Chapter 5: Being Religious 33. Catholicism: All Is Gift / Eileen Durkin 34. Eileen's Uncle and His Catholic Imagination: Andrew Greeley 35. Stuff Counts: George Weigel 36. Evangelicalism: Is God Still the Center?: Mark Noll 37. "The Inerrant, Infallible Word of God": Richard Land 38. The Genius of Evangelicalism: Randall Balmer 39. Who is Winning-Evangelicalism or American Culture?: Alan Wolfe 40. Mainline Protestantism: God Is Not Going to Whomp You: Martin Marty 41. Vital Signs: Diana Butler Bass 42. The African American Church: Safe Harbors and Defiant Spirituality: Robert Franklin 43. Judaism: The Miracle of Existence: Blu Greenberg 44. Reading the Book of Our Life: Alan Lew, Abraham Lubin, Joel Tessler 45. The Soul is Hovering: Rochel Berman 46. Islam: Bearing Witness to the One God: Seyyed Hossein Nasr 47. The Hajj: Abdul Akhim Mubarak 48. Buddhism: A Message from the Dalai Lama 49. Being Mindful and Engaged: Thich Nhat Hanh 50. The Smaller Sufferings: Helen Tworkov Chapter 6: Paths up the Mountain 51. The Measure of Diversity: Diana Eck 52. Many Paths, Many Ways: Alan Wolfe 53. Evangelizing by Deed: Jimmy Carter 54. The Only Way to Heaven: James Merritt 55. Is Every Truth True? Robert Wuthnow 56. Our Great Challenge: Seyyed Hossein Nasr 57. The Passions of Jerusalem: David Hartman Chapter 7: Lives Well Lived 58. Where the Weak and the Strong Dance Together: Jean Vanier 59. "Oh, Annie, Whatever:" Anne Lamott 60. No Return: Scott Neeson 61. Healing Body and Spirit: Scott Morris 62. The Cathedral of Charity: Bill Shore 63. Raging Against Boredom: William Sloane Coffin
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Meaning (Philosophy) -- Religious aspects.