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Eat, Pray, Love is the quest of a nominal Christian to find and become one with God. Elizabeth Gilbert needs a person to pray to rather than a "That," and accepts the loaded word "God" and use of the male pronoun (capitalized), knowing that any term will be adequate and inadequate to the reality. At base, God under any name and addressed as male or female is the same for her. As she cannot accept Jesus as more than a teacher of peace, she does not call herself a Christian, and apologizes in advance to readers who find this offensive. Several times, Liz gently denounces fundamentalism and exclusivity by any religion. She particularly likes the Hopi Indian description of every religion as a thread waiting to be woven into a great tapestry of universal truth, which will pull humankind into its next reality. She finds confirmation of this view in...

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