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Faith, interrupted: a spiritual journey

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New York : Knopf, c2010.
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274 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
Rancho Cordova
283.73 L425 2010
A profoundly personal, deeply felt exploration of the mystery of faith—having it, losing it, hoping for its return.
Lax has written a steady, quiet love letter to a faith he has lost.... Sympathetic and engrossing.” —The New York Times Book Review

The son of an Episcopal priest, Eric Lax develops in his youth a deep religious attachment and an acute moral compass—one that he is willing to go to prison for when it leads him to resist military service in Vietnam. His faith abides until, in his mid-thirties, he begins to question the unquestionable: the role of God in his life. In response, Lax engages with the father who inspired him and with his best friend, a Vietnam War hero turned priest. Their ongoing and illuminating dialogues, full of wisdom and insight, reveal much about three men who approach God, duty, and war in vastly different ways. Lax provides an unusual and refreshing perspective, examining religious conviction sympathetically from both sides as one who has lost his faith but still respects it.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-274).
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Lax, E. (2010). Faith, interrupted: a spiritual journey. New York, Knopf.

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Lax, Eric. 2010. Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey. New York, Knopf.

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Lax, Eric, Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey. New York, Knopf, 2010.

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Lax, Eric. Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey. New York, Knopf, 2010.

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