What is “God: An Autobiography?”
Although there is a bit of my personal story here, the substance is God’s story, as I received it in prayer. Even the title, God: An Autobiography, was given to me in prayer. I added the subtitle, As Told to a Philosopher. What I was told ranged far beyond anything I ever would have imagined on my own.
I do not feel like a prophet, and am certainly not a saint, so one day I asked God what my role was. The answer: to be “a serious reporter of what you are told when you pray.” That is what I have done here.
Why this Website?
The purpose here is to share sections of the book and to start a conversation about God.
Your comments will be important, and I will respond as time permits. I am not the only person who hears from God. We all do, often in ways we do not realize. I hope you will share with us your own moments of divine presence.
Who Am I?
I have had a long and satisfying career, serving as chair of the philosophy department at the University of Colorado at Boulder and subsequently as acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to scholarly publications, I have testified before Congress on educational policy and appeared on “World News Tonight” and other television news programs. This was the “100% secular” life that was interrupted by hearing the divine voice.
My wife, Abigail, is also a former philosophy professor. She has three books to her credit, published under her maiden name, Rosenthal. You will meet her in chapter one.