Where is God? What is God? Is God far away from us? For many today, the spiritual journey has led to the discovery of a divine reality we already inhabit, one that encompasses and animates us all.
How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Memoirs captures for a general audience the spiritual shift away from popular notions of a God “up there” and “out there” and toward immanent and inclusive understandings of a God in our very midst.
Sometimes called “panentheism,” this relational and participatory vision is rekindling the spiritual journeys of many seekers today. This God is not found in some people and some places, but in everyone and everywhere.
Pantheism: a doctrine that identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of God.
Panentheism: the belief or doctrine that God is greater than the universe and includes and interpenetrates it.
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What You Will Find
Personal, never-before-published journeys and discoveries written by 12 leading spiritual writers and teachers including:
- Deepak Chopra: renowned following in integrative medicine and personal spiritual transformation.
- Richard Rohr: He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Matthew Fox: activist and spiritual theologian who has written numerous books on mysticism, spirituality and culture: “Original Blessing”
- Rupert Sheldrake: biologist and innovative leader on the interface between science and spirituality.
- Cynthia Bourgeault: Core faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation alongside fellow teachers and colleagues James Finley and Richard Rohr. Non-dual Christian mystical tradition & teaches Centering Prayer
- Ilia Delio: Holds the Chair in Theology at Villanova University: Science & Religion
- Keith Ward: philosopher, theologian and former Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University.
- John B. Cobb, Jr.: American theologian, philosopher and environmentalist, and preeminent scholar in the field of process philosophy and process theology
- Marjorie Suchocki: Professor Emerita, Claremont School of Theology, held Ingraham Chair in Theology for twelve years. Leader in process theology.
- Loriliai Bernacki– Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Buddhist tantric traditions.
- Bradley Shavit Artson – Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President at American Jewish University. Integrations of Jewish and process thinking.
- Philip Clayton– Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology.
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In Times Like These explores the difficult spaces we humans navigate in culture and religion, in dialogue and doubt. We talk to voices from the field, in law, activism, civil rights, and from places of struggle and places of deep learning. In Times Like These, we unpack the most troubling issues of politics and faith we face, together.
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