Introduction  vii

I   Fundamental   1
Life vs. fundamentalism

II  My Mother's Son  35
In the family Bible

III  Good Christian Encounters Unthinkable  51

IV  Keynote to a Revolution  61
Soul, soul, soul!—What Emerson said

V  G – D  73
Of language and spirit

VI  Church & State & Faith-Based Hate  93

VII  Of Sex & Sin  125

VIII  Being Dust  141
A world without guilt?

IX  Don't Believe Everything You Think  159

X  The Birth of God?  167

XI  First Fire  173
The Earth, the human presence, and the future

XII  A Higher "We"  219
Creating a culture for the possible human

XIII  Afraid of the Journey  221

Index  237

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