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The Resource Life's too short to pretend you're not religious, David Dark

Life's too short to pretend you're not religious, David Dark

Label
Life's too short to pretend you're not religious
Title
Life's too short to pretend you're not religious
Statement of responsibility
David Dark
Title variation
Lifes too short to pretend youre not religious
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For many of us, the word "religious" immediately evokes thoughts of brainwashing, violence and eye-rubbingly tiresome conversations. Why not be done with it? David Dark argues that it's not that simple. The ease with which we put the label on others without applying it to ourselves is an evasion, a way of avoiding awareness of our own messy allegiances. Dark writes: "If what we believe is what we see is what we do is who we are, there's no getting away from religion." Both incisive and entertaining, Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious combines Dark's keen powers of cultural observation with candor and wit. With equal parts memoir and analysis, Dark persuasively argues that the fact of religion is the fact of relationship. It's the shape our love takes, the lived witness of everything we're up to for better or worse, because witness knows no division. Looking hard at our weird religious background (Dark maintains we all have one) can bring the actual content of our everyday existence the good, the bad and the glaringly inconsistent to fuller consciousness. By doing so, we can more practically envision an undivided life and reclaim the idea of being "religious.""
Tone
Writing style
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10471536
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dark, David
Dewey number
230
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Philosophical theology
  • Apologetics
  • Apologetics
  • Philosophical theology
Label
Life's too short to pretend you're not religious, David Dark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion happens -- Crackers and grape juice -- Attention collection -- Choose your ancestors carefully -- I learned it by watching you -- Hurry up and matter! -- The web, the net, and the verse -- The chother -- Policy is liturgy writ large -- Strange negotiations
Control code
1552780
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780830844463
Lccn
2015036062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780830844463
  • (OCoLC)921867593
Label
Life's too short to pretend you're not religious, David Dark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion happens -- Crackers and grape juice -- Attention collection -- Choose your ancestors carefully -- I learned it by watching you -- Hurry up and matter! -- The web, the net, and the verse -- The chother -- Policy is liturgy writ large -- Strange negotiations
Control code
1552780
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780830844463
Lccn
2015036062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780830844463
  • (OCoLC)921867593

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