God: An Autobiography, As Told to a Philosopher:Dr. Jerry Martin

Join us in welcoming Dr. Jerry Martin on November 15 2016 at 6:30pm where he will be discussing and signing copies of his new book God: An Autobiography, As Told to a Philosopher.

About the Author:

Jerry L. Martin was raised in a Christian home. By the time he left college, he was not a believer. But he was interested in the big questions and so he studied the great thinkers. He became a philosophy professor and served as head of the philosophy department at the University of Colorado at Boulder and of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to scholarly articles on epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and public policy, he wrote reports on education that received national attention and was invited to testify before Congress. He stepped down from that career to write this book.
Martin lives in Pennsylvania and is married to Abigail L. Rosenthal, professor emerita at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
About the Book:
"An atheist philosopher finds himself in a surprising series of conversations with God. ... excellent at clarifying the deep philosophical subjects covered as the dialogue progresses. Martin's deity talks about being part of non-Christian texts like the Upanishads ... but nevertheless, this book chronicles one man's encounter with the God of the Judeo-Christian tradition. ... As such, it's a revelation. A captivating religious dialogue for the modern age." Kirkus Reviews The voice announced, "I am God." For Jerry Martin, that encounter began a personal, intellectual, and spiritual adventure. He had not believed in God. He was a philosopher, trained to be skeptical and to doubt everything. So his first question was: Is this really God talking? There were other urgent questions: What will my wife think? Why would God want to talk to me? Does God want me to do something? He began asking all the questions about life and death and ultimate things to which he and all of us, have sought answers: Love and loss. Happiness and suffering. Good and evil. Death and the afterlife. The world's religions. The ways God communicates with us. How to live in harmony with God. God: An Autobiography tells the story of these mind-opening conversations with God.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:30pm
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ISBN: 9780996725316
Availability: Special Order (Subject to Availability)
Published: Caladium Publishing Company, LLC - March 1st, 2016