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Sam Keen

Sam Keen (born 1931) is an American author, professor, and philosopher who is best known for his exploration of questions regarding love, life, religion, and being a man in contemporary society. He also co-produced Faces of the Enemy, an award-winning PBS documentary; was the subject of a Bill Moyers television special in the early 1990s; and for 20 years served as a contributing editor at Psychology Today magazine. He is also featured in the 2003 documentary Flight from Death.

Keen completed his undergraduate studies at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and later completed graduate degrees at Harvard University and Princeton University.

Keen is married to the Rev. Patricia de Jong, who is senior minister at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, United Church of Christ, in Berkeley, California.


  • Books 1
    • In print 1.1
    • Out of print 1.2
  • See also 2
  • External links 3


In print

  • In the Absence of God: Dwelling in the Presence of the Sacred (2010)
  • Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds (Chronicle Books, 2007)
  • Faces of the Enemy. Reflections of the Hostile Imagination. (Harper and Row, San Francisco 2004)
  • Learning to Fly: Reflections on Fear, Trust, and the Joy of Letting Go (1999)
  • To Love and Be Loved (Bantam, 1997)
  • Hymns to an Unknown God (Bantam, 1994)
  • Inward Bound: Exploring the Geography of Your Emotions (Bantam, 1992)
  • Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man (Bantam, 1991)
  • Your Mythic Journey (Tarcher, 1990)

Out of print

  • The Passionate Life (Harper and Row)
  • Beginnings Without End (Harper and Row, 1975)
  • To a Dancing God (Harper and Row, 1970)
  • Apology for Wonder (Harper and Row, 1969)

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