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Krista Tippett: "On Being: Spirituality in Modern Times"
Krista Tippett grew up in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, and spent most of the 1980's in divided Germany as a journalist.
She wrote her first book, Speaking of Faith (Penguin, 2007), in part to answer the question she is often asked - how she went from the mode of geopolitical engagement to becoming a student of theology.
Emerging from Yale with a Master of Divinity in 1994, she saw a black hole where intelligent journalistic coverage of religion should be. While conducting an oral history for the Benedictines of St. John's Abbey in Minnesota, Tippett began to imagine radio conversations on the spiritual and intellectual content of faith, hence On Being, formerly Speaking of Faith, was conceived.
Tippet's second book, Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit (2010), argues that science and religion, far from being mutually exclusive, are complementary realms of inquiry.
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