25 days in a life . . .
It's 1975 and high school student Paul Roberts has recently left his
church. He struggles to find a morality based upon something more than
common belief or personal opinion. Then he becomes engaged in a series
of conversations with a co-worker. Soon they have embarked upon a
journey that neither had imagined possible.
"...The Oxbow Revelation reads like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance crossed with East of Eden, with shades of American Graffiti
as its backdrop." "... A serious, mysterious and sometimes sexy book
about finding morality."
Interwoven with humorous episodes of cruising the main drag and poignant
stories of first love, Paul and his co-worker consider how the
practical application of philosophical realism can guide human values.
Originally poised to ignore the fact that their descriptions of realism
also mirror the attributes of God, their examples keep echoing other
religious stories, East and West. The mystery compounds until they can
even understand the "virgin birth" through the eyes of realism.
"Religious philosophy for the common man. You can focus on reason,
ignoring every religious reference within the book, and the self-evident
values remain. But don't ignore too much; this is cutting-edge
religious scholarship." "...an opening salvo for a new religious
Born in 1958, Paul Gibson lives with his wife in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He studied philosophy at the University of Utah; has been a teacher and
small business owner.
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