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Deepening the American Dream: Reflections on the Inner Life and Spirit of Democracy
     

Deepening the American Dream: Reflections on the Inner Life and Spirit of Democracy

by Mark Nepo (Editor), Robert N. Bellah (Introduction), Theodore M. Hesburgh (Foreword by)
 

Deepening the American Dream offers a collection of reflections on the spiritual meaning of being American in today’s world from some of our most respected thinkers: Gerald May, Jacob Needleman, Elaine Pagels, Robert Inchausti, Parker Palmer, and others. Deepening the American Dream explores the inner life of democracy, the way citizens are

Overview

Deepening the American Dream offers a collection of reflections on the spiritual meaning of being American in today’s world from some of our most respected thinkers: Gerald May, Jacob Needleman, Elaine Pagels, Robert Inchausti, Parker Palmer, and others. Deepening the American Dream explores the inner life of democracy, the way citizens are formed, and considers the spiritual aspects of the American dream—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With original essays from distinguished writers and thinkers, this important work examines the American dream and gives us a deeper understanding of who we are now and what our dreams and aspirations are today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787977375
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.03(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Reading through the essays collected in this book is a feast for the citizen as well as a feast for the soul.”— From the Foreword by Robert Bellah

 

“This important book brings together some of the most creative thinkers in the nation to look beyond the troublesome reality of our time and to imagine a bold new way of thinking and living. It challenges us to cross the boundaries that keep us apart, and points, inspiringly, to a future that unites us with all human beings. As editor, Mark Nepo conveys the poetry, grace, and wisdom of his earlier work.”— Howard Zinn, author, A People's History of the United States, and coauthor (with Anthony Arnove), Voices Of A People's History Of The United States

 

Meet the Author

Mark Nepo, a distinguished poet and writer, is the author of The Book of Awakening (2000), a One Spirit Book Club selection, finalist for the 2000 Books for a Better Life Award, and one of Spirituality and Health magazine's Best Spiritual Books of 2000. His most recent book is The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live an Authentic Life (2005) which Spirituality and Health magazine has cited as "one of the best books we've ever read on what it takes to live an authentic life." He is a program officer for the Fetzer Institute.

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