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Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring

Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring - 90 edition

Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring - 90 edition

ISBN13: 9780787949341

ISBN10: 0787949345

Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring by Parker J. Palmer - ISBN 9780787949341
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 90
Copyright: 1990
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
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Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring by Parker J. Palmer - ISBN 9780787949341

ISBN13: 9780787949341

ISBN10: 0787949345

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 90
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Summary

The Active Life is Parker J. Palmer's deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy, sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead. Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions, including Taoist, Jewish, and Christian, Palmer shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life-giving action. He celebrates both the problems and potentials of the active life, revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves, the world, and God.

Author Bio

Palmer, Parker J. : Fetzer Institute

Parker J. Palmer Writer, teacher, and activist, Parker J. Palmer is senior associate of the American Association for Higher Education and senior advisor to the Fetzer Institute. In 1998, he was named as one of the thirty most influential leaders in American higher education. Author of such widely praised books as The Courage to Teach and To Know As We Are Known, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Religious Society of FriAnds (Quaker) and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface (1999)

1. Spirituality in Action: On Being Fully Alive
2. Action and Contemplation: A Living Paradox
3. 'Active Life': The Shadow Side
4. 'The Woodcarver': A Model for Right Action
5. 'The Angel': Action, Failure, and Suffering
6. 'Jesus in the Desert': The Temptations in Action
7. 'Loaves and Fishes': Acts of Scarcity or Abundance
8. 'Threatened with Resurrection': Acts of Death or New Life

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