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Searching for God in the Sixties

David R. Williams

This paradigm-breaking book dares to rethink the whole of the '60s experience, not from a political or sociological viewpoint but from an historical/theological perspective. Camille Paglia wrote that 'the spiritual history of the sixties has yet to be written.' This is that book. The book's chapters each correspond to a line in Emily Dickinson's poem 'Finding is the first act.' The parallel to Dickinson's experience in the psychic wilderness demonstrates just how much the experience of the '60s was part of an ongoing American story not an aberration. Though it seems contradictory, this book argues for an appreciation of the three '60s: 1960s, 1860s, 1660s, each a chapter of the religious core of the American story. « less more »
University Press Copublishing Division / University of Delaware Press
Pages: 286Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4
978-1-61149-139-5 • Hardback • December 2009 • $84.00 • (£54.95)
978-1-61149-393-1 • Paperback • December 2011 • $34.99 • (£23.95)
David R. Williams earned a Masters in theology from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD in American civilization from Brown. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Czechoslovakia in 1991.
Dave's brave mix of scholar's notes and personal investment is invaluable.
Prairie Mary

For the many still trying to understand the sixties, what happened and how it all went wrong, this will be a compelling read.
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