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Karl Jaspers once said, “The mystic is immersed in the Comprehensive. The communicable partakes of the subject-object dichotomy, and a clear consciousness seeking to penetrate the infinite can never attain the fullness of that source. We can speak only of that which takes on object form. All else is incommunicable.”I have an MFA from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, with additional study in writing and Buddhism at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. I also have a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School.

I am an editor, author, and translator, having published many novels and collections of poetry, and published the first full-length translation of Beowulf to appear on the internet, http://www.lone-star.net/literature/beowulf/

I am a member of PEN Center USA, an advocacy group of writers for free expression. I serve as the Co-Dean of the Humanist Institute. I am also on the board of UU Humanists. I own a family farm in the southern part of Illinois.

I am a Unitarian Universalist minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a historically Humanist congregation.

My books are available at my Amazon Author’s page.

An adaptation of the Daodejing is also available.

Look me up on Medium.com/@davidbreeden7


See some of my poems and short essays at Quest for Meaning, a UU Collective:


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10 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi David,
    I am a student at the University of Mannheim working on a project on internet and politics. I saw one of your posts at #OccupyWallStreet. Would you consider helping me complete this study by filling an anonymous survey of 10 questions that takes less than 2 minutes?

    You can find the survey on our University’s webpage here: http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/survey/socmedia/index.php/survey/index/sid/924582/lang/en

    You can find all the information you need about our project and the researchers in the project’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialmediasurveyMZES/

    If you have any questions about the project please feel free to ask me, I will be more than happy to answer them.
    Alternatively you can email: socialmediaproject@uni-mannheim.de

    Many thanks and your help will be much appreciated!
    Julia Fuss

  2. Rev. Breeden, we’d really like to start including your translations as entries on the Nature’s Path blog on the Pagan Channel at Patheos. It seems to me that many of the Stoics and Epicureans would qualify as both Pagans and Humanists.

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