Fb2 The Search for God at Harvard ePub
by Ari L. Goldman
|Author:||Ari L. Goldman|
|Publisher:||Ballantine Books (April 21, 1992)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1903 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1180 kb|
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In 1985 Ari L. Goldman took a year’s leave from his . .Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. Paperback, 283 pages.
When he arrives at Harvard, in the mid-1980s, he is surprised to find an eclectic mix of students, from all the major religions, debating about major issues of the day. His view of Harvard's Divinity school as uppity, straight-laced ministers is challenged with every new student he meets
In 1985 Ari L. Goldman took a year’s leave from his job as a religion reporter for The New York Times and enrolled in the . Goldman took a year’s leave from his job as a religion reporter for The New York Times and enrolled in the Harvard Divinity School. What began as a project to deepen his knowledge of the world’s sacred beliefs turned out to be an extraordinary journey of spiritual illumination, one in which Goldman reexamined his own faith as an Orthodox Jew and opened his mind to the great religions of the world.
The report on Harvard fizzles in contrast. Goldman sounds like a wide-eyed freshman, awestruck at the & joy'' of living in fabled Cambridge. What's worse, the Divinity School seems to be a mess, its faculty decimated by retirements and defections, its students obsessed with & relativism rather than religious truth.
The suspicion grows that Ari Goldman’s own lifelong focus on religious feelings at the expense of normative structures played a major role in his difficulty (which is hardly his alone) in finding God at Harvard. Jon D. Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the author, most recently, of The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton University Press).
Ari Goldman is a former religious affairs reporter for the New York Times, his position during the period of time he attended, on sabbatical from the newspaper, Harvard Divinity School.