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When God talks back : understanding the American evangelical relationship with God / T.M. Luhrmann.

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780307264794
  • ISBN: 0307264793
  • Description: xxv, 434 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction BX 8785 .L84 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Lower Level - Andover Authors 277.3 L97W (Text to Phone) Available -
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 277.308 Luhrmann (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 277.3083 Luhrmann, T.M. (Text to Phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-415) and index.
Contents Note: The invitation -- Is that you, God? -- Let's pretend -- Developing your heart -- Learning from the experts -- Lord, teach us to pray -- The skill of prayer -- But are they crazy? -- Darkness -- Bridging the gap.
Summary: Psychological anthropologist Luhrmann offers an extended case study examining how believers come to have faith in an active, present God despite secular pressures in contemporary America. Drawing on extensive interviews and personal experience among Vineyard Movement members, Luhrmann focuses on the use of prayer among charismatic evangelical Christians. Her work combines personal narratives and excerpts from bestselling evangelical how-to guides with theories and data from psychology.


Luhrmann, T M. "When God talks back : understanding the American evangelical relationship with God." New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

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