Blue Twilight by Langdon Brown Gilkey
Nature, Creationism, and American Religion

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Gilkey's latest work takes the measure of the current American religious and cultural crisis, assesses recent theological responses to it, and shows how these illumine our understanding of the ongoing creationism controversy. Throughout, Gilkey articulates a faith- stance responsive to the contemporary world of radical pluralism and moral uncertainity - without retreating to simplistic dogmatism. Gilkey's vision of a "blue twilight" in which light fights with dark in religion and culture, stands as a stark reminder of what is at stake in the future of American religious life.
 

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Born in Chicago, Langdon Gilkey received his B.A. at Harvard University (1940) and earned a Ph.D. at Columbia University (1954). He has been a Fulbright scholar at Cambridge University (1950--51) and has been awarded two Guggenheim fellowships, the first to Germany in 1960--61, and then to Rome in 1965. Gilkey is currently a professor of theology emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Gilkey's pedagogical concern is in examining the place of religion within a secular culture. With the prevailing appearance of religious sentiments such as fundamentalism, cult practices, meditation, and private ideology, he notes religion to be very much an aspect of our scientific and technological age. The question for our age, Gilkey says, will be "not will religion survive, as much as will we survive and with what sort of religion, a creative or demonic one?
 
Published August 1, 2001 by Fortress Press. 192 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Prolific author Gilkey, "retired" in 1989 from the University of Chicago Divinity School, continues to speak and publish in his area of interest and expertise: American religious life and c

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