The oldest human quest serves as the central focus for this wonderful exploration into how truth is revealed. Learning to listen to the inner voice, living in relationship, suffering and liberation, finding providential help along the way and much more are covered by Needleman as he speaks to the depth and breadth of the spiritual search. He emphasizes the power of the oral tradition and the need to be open and receptive to truth when it appears. Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and the author of many books including
The American Soul (Tarcher 2003),
The Wisdom of Love (Morning Light Press 2005),
Time and the Soul (Berrett-Koehler 2003),
The Heart of Philosophy (Tarcher 2003),
Lost Christianity (Tarcher 2003),
Money and the Meaning of Life (Currency 1994).
A Sense of the Cosmos: Scientific Knowledge and Spiritual Truth (Monkfish Book Publishing 2003), and
Why We Can't Be Good (Tarcher 2007). In addition to his teaching and writing, he serves as a consultant in the fields of psychology, education, medical ethics, philanthropy, and business, and has been featured on Bill Moyers's acclaimed PBS series
A World of Ideas.
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