Richard Smoley's Blog

Excerpt in Utne

April 25, 2017

Tags: God, belief, faith, revelation, Bible

This excerpt from How God Became God has just been posted on the Utne Reader website.

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  1. June 26, 2018 10:09 PM EDT
    I am very much looking forward to reading much of your work after listening to Inner Christianity for a few hours today. Your scholarly approach confirms by experiential understandings. Thank you. And I also had the unfortunate experience of living in Waterbury for three years. I am a director of private special education programs, improvisational musician, and progressive Pentecostal, so much of this Gnosticism inquiry has been my experience without naming it as an influence.
    - Frank Robacker

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