Krista Tippett: Becoming Wise

WED, MAR 1, 2017

Krista Tippett, host of award-winning NPR program “On Being“, discusses her latest book Becoming Wise: an inquiry into the mystery and art of living.

In 2014, Tippett received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for ‘thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.’

Tippett's program, On Being, “shines a light on the most extraordinary voices on the great questions of meaning for our time. Scientists in a variety of fields; theologians from an array of faiths; poets, activists, and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett’s compassionate but searching conversation. In Becoming Wise, Tippett distils the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind, into what it means to be human. Critics says the book is “a master class in living, individually and collectively. Wisdom emerges through the raw materials of the every day.”

+ BIO: Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett is a journalist, former diplomat, Peabody-award-winning broadcaster and a New York Times bestselling author. As the creator and host of American Public Media's radio program Speaking of Faith, she has innovated a new model of intelligent, in-depth conversation about religion, ethics and large questions of meaning in every aspect of life. The program is heard on over 235 public radio stations across the US and globally via podcast and Internet.

Krista was a freelance foreign correspondent and diplomatic appointee in divided Berlin in the 1980s after graduating from Brown University. She received an M.Div. from Yale in 1994. Her latest book, Einstein's God, a New York Times bestseller, centers around her conversations with scientists and traces the way her journalistic and theological perspective continues to evolve. She is also the author of the 2007 memoir of religion in our time, Speaking of Faith - Why Religion Matters and How to Talk about it.

Partner
Cambridge Forum
Recommended Lectures