In his most intimate and revealing work, religious scholar
Needleman cuts a clear path through today’s clamorous debates over the
existence of God, bringing an entirely new way of approaching the
question of how to understand a higher power.
new book, Jacob Needleman-whose voice and ideas have done so much to
open the West to esoteric and Eastern religious ideas in the twentieth
and twenty-first centuries-intimately considers humanity’s most vital
question: What is God?
With rich, vivid examples
from his experiences in the classroom and other walks of life,
Needleman draws us closer to the meaning andnature of this question-and
shows how our present confusion about the purpose of religion and the
concept of God reflects a widespread psychological starvation for a
specific quality of thought and experience. In varied detail, the book
describes this inner experience, and how almost all of us-atheists and
believers alike-actually have been visited by it, but without
understanding what it means and why its intentional cultivation is
necessary for the fullness of our existence.
305 pages. Paperback.