By Don Lattin
The sixties reworked America's non secular lifestyles. along with his attribute perception, wit, and dramatic reporting, popular San Francisco Chronicle journalist Don Lattin takes the 1st complete examine the non secular legacy of that outstanding time, considered in the course of the eyes of these who grew up on the middle of a few of the era's wildest experimentation.
The sixties introduced an explosion of non secular and non secular exploration, remarkable in its scope, fervor, and sheer creativity. Lattin finds how and why New Age ideals, feminist spirituality, jap religions, Tai Chi and yoga, religious therapeutic, and different replacement practices have taken such company root in American culture.
Lattin not just explores dramatic adjustments within the middle American groups of religion -- Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish -- he additionally tells the tales of what has occurred to the likes of the Moonies, the Hare Krishnas, communes and ashrams, and to the kids born into quite a few religious groups. He indicates how non secular traits this day, together with the booming Christian rock circulate, Buddhist punks, and modern Catholics wrestling with sexual ethics and church authority, have their roots in debates all started within the sixties.
In this stimulating odyssey via American spirituality -- then and now -- Don Lattin makes it transparent why we have to comprehend sixties spirituality if we wish to observe who we're today.
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Following Our Bliss: How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today by Don Lattin