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Letters from the American Desert: Signposts of a Journey, a Vision
Contributor(s): Glaysher, Frederick (Author)

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ISBN: 0967042119     ISBN-13: 9780967042114
Publisher: Earthrise Press
OUR PRICE: $20.85  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: April 2008
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BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism
- Literary Collections | Letters
- Religion | Baha' I
Dewey: 816.54
LCCN: 2008922794
Physical Information: 0.56" H x 5.51" W x 8.5" (0.79 lbs) 174 pages
Features: Dust Cover
 
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Twenty years in the making, in Letters from the American Desert, Glaysher reflects on the cultural, political, and religious history of Western and non-Western civilizations, pondering the dilemmas of postmodernity, in a compelling struggle for spiritual knowledge and truth. In what is a highly autobiographical work, fully cognizant of the relativism and nihilism of modern life, Glaysher finds a deeper meaning and purpose in a universal Vision. Confronting the antinomies of the soul, grounded in the dialectic, Glaysher charts a path beyond the postmodern desert.

Alluding extensively to Martin Luther and W. B. Yeats at All Souls Chapel, "metaphors for poetry," from Yeats's book A Vision, Glaysher considers the example of the global, universal message of the oneness of God, all religions, and humankind, holding out a new hope and peaceful Vision for a world in spiritual and global crisis.

Far from a theocracy, Glaysher envisions a modest separation of church and state, as the will of God, in an unorganized religion, a universal synthesis of all spiritual and wisdom traditions, in harmony and balance with universal peace, in a global age of pluralism, where religious belief is a distinctive mark of the individual, not collective, communal identity.

 
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