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The New Believers

Re-Imagining God


 On Sale: 24/09/2003
 Formats:     Trade paperback
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The New Believers analyses the contemporary spiritual trends, including - the quest for God in the Self, - the rise of Jesus the wise sage - the search for an ecological vision in the Bible - the celebration of the Goddess - the popularisation of Kabbalah - the scientific contribution to morality - the social costs of romanticised and rigid religion Rachael Kohn is the presenter and executive producer of The Spirit of Things and The Ark on ABC Radio National and a former university lecturer in ReligiousStudies.


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Critical Praise for The New Believers

"An excellent guide to the contemporary world of spiritual exploration" - Michael McGirr, The Age "Rachael Kohn's book is a breath of fresh air...a work on religion with insight, wisdom, wit - and appropriate irony." - David Tacey, The Bulletin. "Dr Kohn offers to those who have the eyes to see a new pathway into a religious future that is real. It might be religion's last chance." - John Shelby Spong

ISBN: 9780732275310; ISBN10: 0732275318; On Sale: 24/09/2003; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: 242 x 152 x 21 mm; Pages: 256; $32.95; ; BISAC1:SEL000000; BISAC2:005-332

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