Our Favorite Books in 2016

By Garrison Institute

From urban planning to animal rights to end-of-life care, Garrison Institute teachers and friends published books on a wide variety of topics in 2016. Below are some of our favorites. Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett In her popular podcast, On Being, journalist Krista Tippett shares conversations with scientists, theologians, poets, activists,…

Embodied Spirituality

By Krista Tippett

I’m drawn to the Jewish notion of the soul, Nephesh, which is not something pre-existent but emergent—forming in and through physicality and relational experience. This suggests that we need our bodies to claim our souls. The body is where every virtue lives or dies. But more: our bodies are access points to mystery. And in some way that barely makes…