The Search for God at Harvard

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

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 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.

In his year at Harvard, Goldman found to his surprise that his fellow students were not straitlaced, somber clerics, but a diverse, vibrant, and sometimes embattled group from every major religion, united by their deep spiritual commitment. Even more surprising was the spiritual climate of the Divinity School itself: Far from being an ivory tower or a bastion of old-time Christian piety, the school was a forum for passionate debate on the relationships between religion and politics, social mores and sexuality.

Written with warmth, humor, and penetrating clarity, The Search for God at Harvard is a book for anyone who has wrestled with the question of what it means to take religion seriously today.

Praise for The Search for God at Harvard:

“Personal yet informative, warm and humorous, beautifully written. In a word, superb.”
–Elie Wiesel

“Is it possible to honor the truth of one’s own religion while being genuinely open to others? In The Search for God at Harvard, Ari Goldman tells his story in so fine a manner that he helps us to understand why the answer must be yes.”
–The New York Times Book Review

“Excellent: intelligent, informative, infused with humor.”
–Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Enriching . . . well-written, absorbing.”
–The Boston Globe

“A valuable and unique contribution.”
–The Washington Post Book World

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THE SEARCH FOR GOD AT HARVARD is a great book for anyone raised outside the traditional realm of religion. Ari L. Goldman acts as a warm and intelligent guide through Harvard Divinity School and presents a rare opportunity to find illumination at Harvard for less than $40,000 a year.
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ing...A well-written, absorbing depiction of a fascinating school."
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In 1985, Ari L. Gldman took a year's leave from his job as a religion reporter for THE NEW YORK TIMES and enrolled in the Harvard Divnity School. What began as a project to deepen his knowledge of world religion became an extraordinary journey of spiritual illumination. Written with warmth, humor, and penetrating clarity, Goldman describes his extraordinary year, the surprising and enlightening students and teachers, he met, and his ongoing quest to determine what it means to take religion seriously today.
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

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