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Author Phyllis Tickle faces death just as she enjoyed life: ‘The dying is my next career’

LUCY, Tenn. (RNS) Over the past generation, no one has written more deeply and spoken more widely about the contours of American faith and spirituality than Phyllis Tickle. And now, at 81, she’s working on her final chapter: her own. On Jan. 2, the very day her husband, Sam, succumbed to a long and debilitating illness, […]

Book Review: “Age of the Spirit” by Phyllis Tickle with Jon M. Sweeney

Continuing a thread begun in “The Great Emergence” in 2008, “The Age of the Spirit” digs deeper into the complexities of the idea of a cyclical upending of culture, theology, and religious practice that seems to occur every 500 years or so.

Book Reviews: From theology to thrillers – a bishop’s reading list

By Bishop Larry Goodpaster, Special Contributor… Editor’s note: Bishop Goodpaster shares brief reflections on the books he read in the second half of 2012. The Faith of Leap by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch (Baker Books, 2011) My first read of this book was done quickly because I could not put it down. My second […]