Finding God at Harvard

Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians

Veritas Books

Edited by Kelly Monroe Kullberg

Finding God at Harvard
  • Length: 375 pages
  • Published: January 29, 2007
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3433-4
  • Item Code: 3433
  • Case Quantity: 28
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  • The Boston Globe bestseller

Ari Goldman's best-selling book, The Search for God at Harvard, chronicled his search for signs of genuine religious faith at Harvard Divinity School. He concluded that God was not very evident at the prestigious Ivy League campus.

In Finding God at Harvard, Kelly Monroe Kullberg reveals a different picture of Christian faith in a secular intellectual setting. She presents the compelling testimonies of forty-two faculty members, former students, and distinguished orators at Harvard. Their candid reflections explode the myth that Christian faith cannot survive a rigorous intellectual atmosphere.

Finding God at Harvard speaks to the emptiness that haunts college campuses across the country--an emptiness that only Truth can fill. As Monroe's contributors so vividly show, that Truth is available to everyone.

With contributions from Robert Coles, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Armand Nicholi, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lamin Sanneh, Elizabeth Dole, Owen Gingerich and Mother Teresa.

"This book is desperately needed today for it provides the profound--and only--remedy for a society devastated by secularism."

the late Richard C. Halverson, formerly chaplain, United States Senate

"I have long believed that too many believers weren't defeated at our premier academic institutions; they simply abandoned the territory. Kelly Monroe shows that while many believers left Harvard, God didn't, and he may continue to be found wherever people truly seek him."

Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist

"Finding God at Harvard is a wonderful piece of work, bringing together intellectual excellence and spirituality."

John Perkins, author, Let Justice Roll Down

"It is only natural that those who seek the truth, be it intellectual or spiritual, will only find what they are searching for in the person of Christ."

Kay Coles James, author, Never Forget and Transforming America from the Inside Out

"When I read Ari Goldman's discouraging story of not finding God at Harvard, I wished he could have known the bright and committed Christian students and faculty that I have met at Harvard. They are well-represented in this encouraging and stimulating collection of essays focused on the importance and validity of Christian faith. Here is nourishing and uplifting food for the spirit, as well as the mind. In an intellectual environment of confusion, disillusionment and cynicism, here are notes of hope, integrity and joy."

Roberta Hestenes, former president, Eastern University

"The greatest controversy of our age is the crisis of truth. This book is a wonderfully reasoned defense that ultimately points to the One who is the source of all truth."

Charles W. Colson, chairman, Prison Fellowship Ministries

"These compelling stories demonstrate that faith in search of understanding, and understanding in search of faith, go on in the most unlikely places. Finding God at Harvard testifies to the fact that God can find us anywhere."

Richard John Neuhaus, author, The Naked Public Square, and editor-in-chief, First Things

If you are looking to stretch your beliefs, your place in the universe and where God fits in this equation, this book may help you to go beyond normal "theology" discourse.

Libraries Alive, Fall 2007


Preface to the 2007 Edition by Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Introduction: Found by God at Harvard by Kelly Monroe

Chapter 1. Questions and Turnings
Questions in a Quiet Moment by Rebecca Baer Porteous
The Inexplicable Prayers of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
My Search for the Historical Jesus by Todd Lake
After the Gang, What? By Evelyn Lewis Perera
Disillusioned by William Edgar

Chapter 2. A Crisis of Meaning, and the Need for Change
A Professor Under Reconstruction by Glenn Loury
A Crisis of Meaning by Richard Keyes
Harvard, What of the Light? By Hermann Hagedorn
A World Split Apart by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Chapter 3. Finding Hope, Health, and Life
On Gravity and Lift by Paul Wylie
Hope in a Secular Age by Armand Nicholi Jr.
He Send His Word and Healed Them by Michael Yang
Facing Death, Embracing Life by Brent Foster
Wonder and Wildness: On Sex and Freedom

Chapter 4. The Recovery of Love, Family, and Community
Childrearing Interlude by Kathryn Donovan Wiegand
The Grace That Shaped My Life by Nicholas Wolterstorff
Perfectionism, Shame and Liberation by Rodney Petersen
A Journey Toward Wholeness by Betsy Dawn Inskeep Smylie

Chapter 5. Pluralism and the Global Gospel
Harvard Square by Habib Malik
Christ and Karma: A Hindu's Quest for the Holy by Krister Sairsingh
Jesus, More Than a Prophet by Lamin Sanneh
Power and Gender at the Divinity School by John Rankin

Chapter 6. Money, Race, and the Gospel of Mercy
From Prophets to Profits at HBS by Robert K. Massie Jr.
In Sorrow, Joy by Ruth Goodwin
Conversion: One Journey Outside the Gate by Jeffrey Barneson
Salvation to the Streets by Anthony Parker

Chapter 7. Government and the Gospel of Justice
Crisis and Faith by Elizabeth Dole
How Did We Not Know? By Peter Clark
Cambridge, Countries, and Christ by Robert Beschel Jr.

Chapter 8. Science, Technology, and the Earth
Christianity and the Scientific Enterprise by Charles Thaxton
More Than Machines by Owen Gingerich
Why Be a Scientist? By Gregory Hammett
Thorns in the Garden Planet by Vera Shaw

Chapter 9. Renewing Education: A Light in the Yard
Judeo-Christian Versus Pagan Scholarship by Harold J. Berman
Feasting at the Table of the Lord by Peter Feaver
Called to Teach by Robert Fong
A Sense of Mystery: Reflections of a Monk by Brother John

Chapter 10. Conclusion: Veritas, Hope for the Twenty-First Century
A Hunger for God by Mother Teresa
On Abundant Life by Phillips Brooks
Alternative to Futility by Elton Trueblood
The Wonder of Being by Charles Mallik

Epilogue: A Taste of New Wine by Kelly Monroe
Postscript by Kelly Monroe Kullberg


Kelly Monroe Kullberg is founder of the Veritas Forum and editor of the Boston Globe bestseller Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians. Since founding the first Veritas Forum at Harvard in 1992, she has traveled across the country helping start Veritas Forums in dozens of universities. For many years she also served as chaplain to the Harvard Graduate School Christian Fellowship. She is now director of project development for the Veritas Forum and lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio.

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