Item description for Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians (Veritas Forum Books) by Kelly Monroe Kullberg...
Overview In this "Boston Globe" bestseller, the editor presents the compelling Christian testimonies of 42 faculty members, former students, and distinguished orators at Harvard. Their stories prove that Christian faith "can" survive in an intellectual atmosphere.
Publishers Description The Boston Globe bestseller Ari Goldman's best-selling book, The Search for God at Harvard, chronicled his search for signs of genuine religious faith at Harvard Divinity School. He concluded that God was not very evident at the prestigious Ivy League campus. In Finding God at Harvard, Kelly Monroe Kullberg reveals a different picture of Christian faith in a secular intellectual setting. She presents the compelling testimonies of forty-two faculty members, former students, and distinguished orators at Harvard. Their candid reflections explode the myth that Christian faith cannot survive a rigorous intellectual atmosphere. Finding God at Harvard speaks to the emptiness that haunts college campuses across the country--an emptiness that only Truth can fill. As Monroe's contributors so vividly show, that Truth is available to everyone. With contributions from Robert Coles, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Armand Nicholi, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lamin Sanneh, Elizabeth Dole, Owen Gingerich and Mother Teresa.
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.27" Height: 1.13" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Veritas Forum Books
ISBN 0830834338 ISBN13 9780830834334
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some rocks and some gems Jan 9, 2010
This is the revised version of Finding God at Harvard, with a postscript updating readers on the essay writers' lives. I found several of the essays deeply meaningful, and several more to be beautifully written, but many were dense and uninspiring.
Although the collection as a whole was long and sloggy, there are a lot of gems worth reading, especially "The Inexplicable Prayer of Ruby Bridges" by Robert Coles (p.33-40), "From Prophets to Profits" by Robert K Massie Jr (207-217), and "In Sorrow, Joy" by Ruth Goodwin (219-222). Enjoy!
It took longer than I expect to get my book. Oct 19, 2009
The book was fine. But it took longer than I expect to get the book.
Diverse and Thoughtful Mar 2, 2009
If you think academia has abolished the idea of a God who is intimately involved in our lives, check out this jewel. This is a collection of essays written by scholars who have attended, taught at, or spoken at Harvard. The compilation weaves in and out of lives in areas such as the sciences, education, politics and family. Not only is it well written and thoughtful, but (on a more personal side) it contains a warmth and purpose that I struggled to find in my higher education years.
Great book Sep 10, 2008
I don't concider myself an intellectual but I am a strong believer in God. These short accounts were well written (although at times the vocabulary required me to get out my dictionary) and gave me great encouragement in seeing the power of God at work in the lives of these learned men and women. It strengthened my faith.
liked this one Oct 26, 2007
This collection is written by Harvard students, professors and grads, and Harvard types can sure write well. I used The Inexplicable Prayers of Ruby Bridges (from this collection) with students in a teacher training class in Albania and it was a great hit.