9 "Carl Lotus Becker" Quotes And Sayings

Carl Lotus Becker is a twice-published, internationally known author of seven books on personal growth and spiritual transformation. He has a doctorate in theology from the University of Edinburgh, and a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is a former professor of theology at two Christian universities and a former pastor. His first book, The Spirituality of the Sufis: An Introduction to Islamic Spirituality, was published by HarperOne in 2008 Read more

It won the 2007 International Book Award for best introduction to spirituality and was #1 on Amazon's Bestsellers list for spirituality for two weeks. His second book, The Path of Surrender: A Christian Guide to Authentic Living, was published by HarperOne in 2011. It became a bestseller on Amazon and was a finalist for the 2012 International Book Award.

His third book, The Five Levels of Intimacy: How the New Science Reveals Our True Relationships with Others, received wide critical acclaim when it was published by Thomas Nelson in 2015. Its theme is the five levels of intimacy that unite all human beings on earth. It became an international bestseller and was nominated for three prestigious awards.

Also in 2015, his new book on relationships was released by Thomas Nelson titled The Art of Being Alone: The Hidden Benefits of Living Single (also published as Isolation & Solitude).

Serious thinkers are few, and the world is ruled by...
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Serious thinkers are few, and the world is ruled by crude ideas. Carl Lotus Becker
Reason may be employed to support faith as well as...
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Reason may be employed to support faith as well as to destroy it. Carl Lotus Becker
Since history is not an objective reality, but only an...
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Since history is not an objective reality, but only an imaginative reconstruction of vanished events, the pattern that appears useful and agreeable to one generation is never entirely so to the next. Carl Lotus Becker
Reason is incompetent to answer any fundamental question about God,...
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Reason is incompetent to answer any fundamental question about God, or morality, or the meaning of life. Carl Lotus Becker
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All historical writing, even the most honest, is unconsciously subjective, since every age is bound, in spite of itself, to make the dead perform whatever tricks it finds necessary for its own peace of mind. Carl Lotus Becker
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We perceive, as from a great distance, a thousand years filled with dim shapes of men moving blindly, performing strangely, in an unreal shadowy world. Carl Lotus Becker
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Logic is something the mind has created to conceal its timidity, a hocus-pocus designed to give formal validity to conclusions we are willing to accept if everybody else in our set will too. Carl Lotus Becker
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A Philosopher could not grasp the modern idea of progress. .. until he was willing to abandon ancestor worship, until he analyzed away his inferiority complex toward the past, and realized that his own generation was superior to any yet known Carl Lotus Becker