The Lord of the Absurd


The Lord of the Absurd

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This is a remarkable account of a personal journey exploring the evidence for, and far-reaching implications of, human evolution. It is also a powerful inside look at the experience of lecturing on controversial matters at the academic meccas of America. In 1964, Raymond Nogar, a Dominican Scholar Priest and author of the highly regarded book, The Wisdom of Evolution, set out on a ten campus tour that took him to the Universities of Illinois, California, Stanford, North Carolina, Harvard, Michigan and Notre Dame, among others.

The Lord of the Absurd is not a collection of Nogar s Lectures, but rather a series of reflections about interaction with audiences, challenging modes of thinking, understanding the risk of unsettling ideas, and the deepening of the author s own convictions in the very presentation of his lectures. He came to realize that the “transforming effect of speaking, in its most creative phases, calls forth much more interpersonal existence, one in