Bob Abernethy

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780520245457
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941717 | DOI:
Bob Abernethy

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This chapter posits that incorporation into religion does not require a bolt of unanticipated life-changing experience, one that compels a person to resort to religion. Objective, subjective cornerstones of religion such as surrendering parts of one's agency, subdued in the imagination of an overarching power and so on, are generally borne out of undercurrents that are generated as results of one's general orientation since childhood. A history of religious ascription within the family accelerates this process. As a case study, the case of Bob Abernathy, ex-NBA agent in Moscow and a successive anchor of the hugely popular Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. Abernathy's grandfather, William Shaddock Abernethy, was preacher of a Church in Washington D.C., and growing up with the gentleman oriented young Bob's experiences with all those elements that foster concrete religious ascription. Half a life of experiences henceforth paved the ground for this final expression.

Keywords: cornerstone; Religion and Ethics; Bob Abernathy; Washington D.C; imagination

Chapter.  2925 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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