RELIGION
05/03/2013 09:50 am ET

Is That God Talking?

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I still remember how startled I was when a young woman I was interviewing told me God had spoken to her, audibly.

I was doing ethnographic field work in a quietly charismatic evangelical church in Chicago. This was the kind of church in which people sought an intimate, conversational relationship with God. It was not at all uncommon for people to talk about hearing God.

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