Gratitude: An Intellectual History

Gratitude: An Intellectual History

by Peter J. Leithart
     
 


The cultural story of gifts given and receivedSee more details below

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The cultural story of gifts given and received

Editorial Reviews

First Things - Gary A. Anderson

Creative, Insightful, and Ambitious

Choice

Clear and cogent, Gratitude provides an opportunity for faculty and students alike to rethink issues that are both intellectual and practical.

Christianity Today - Wesley Hill

One of the distinct pleasures of a new Leithart book is the opportunity it gives us to watch a smart, unpredictable mind sharing his reactions to the books he's worked through. This new work deepens that pleasure.

From the Publisher

"Leithart's masterful, commanding narrative takes several surprising turns, teasing out the revolutionary disruption of Christian ingratitude in social and political life--a refusal to bargain and grovel precisely because we are fundamentally grateful to the Creator and risen King."
--James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College, and Editor, Comment magazine

"From Homer to the present, poets, theologians, and thinkers have struggled to find a proper place for this all-important, yet potentially toxic virtue. In a masterpiece of exposition, Peter Leithart tells the story of their efforts. To read this book is to listen in on the debate of an entire civilization, across the ages, over the nature of its own cohesion."
--Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, Princeton University

"This is no 'gratitude lite' approach with its blending of philosophical, theological, political, and social sciences perspectives. Leithart persuasively makes a case for why gratitude is intrinsically interesting."
--Robert Emmons, co-editor of The Psychology of Gratitude, and author of Thanks! and Gratitude Works!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602584495
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2014
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

James K.A. Smith

Leithart's masterful, commanding narrative takes several surprising turns, teasing out the revolutionary disruption of Christian ingratitude in social and political life—a refusal to bargain and grovel precisely because we are fundamentally grateful to the Creator and risen King.

Peter Brown

From Homer to the present, poets, theologians, and thinkers have struggled to find a proper place for this all-important, yet potentially toxic virtue. In a masterpiece of exposition, Peter Leithart tells the story of their efforts. To read this book is to listen in on the debate of an entire civilization, across the ages, over the nature of its own cohesion.

Robert Emmons

This is no 'gratitude lite' approach with its blending of philosophical, theological, political, and social sciences perspectives. Leithart persuasively makes a case for why gratitude is intrinsically interesting.

From the Publisher

"This is no 'gratitude lite' approach with its blending of philosophical, theological, political, and social sciences perspectives. Leithart persuasively makes a case for why gratitude is intrinsically interesting."

--Robert Emmons, co-editor of The Psychology of Gratitude, and author of Thanks! and Gratitude Works!

"Leithart's masterful, commanding narrative takes several surprising turns, teasing out the revolutionary disruption of Christian ingratitude in social and political life--a refusal to bargain and grovel precisely because we are fundamentally grateful to the Creator and risen King."
--James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College, and Editor, Comment magazine

"From Homer to the present, poets, theologians, and thinkers have struggled to find a proper place for this all-important, yet potentially toxic virtue. In a masterpiece of exposition, Peter Leithart tells the story of their efforts. To read this book is to listen in on the debate of an entire civilization, across the ages, over the nature of its own cohesion."

--Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, Princeton University

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