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Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence
     

Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence

by Michael N. Nagler
 

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Michael Nagler argues that problems now faced by American society spring from a false way of looking at the world,based on the premise that material things are fundamental, consciousness merely derivative. He advocates a return to the ancient and Eastern spritual view that consciousness is fundamental.
In developing a new conception of the universe and applying it

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Michael Nagler argues that problems now faced by American society spring from a false way of looking at the world,based on the premise that material things are fundamental, consciousness merely derivative. He advocates a return to the ancient and Eastern spritual view that consciousness is fundamental.
In developing a new conception of the universe and applying it to our social problems, Dr. Nagler explains how we can best oppose war, consumerism, commercialism, scientism, and the spiritual hollowness of modern life.
Commentary by Lewis S. Mudge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697537
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Series:
Master Hsüan Hua Memorial Lecture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
207 KB

Meet the Author

Michael N. Nagler recently retired as Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. He is a longtime resident and workshop presenter at the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. His latest book is Is There No Other Way? The Search for a Nonviolent Future, which received an American Book Award in 2002. He wrote the introduction for Vows and Observations by M.K. Gandhi, and with William Swanson he co-edited Stolen Moments and Wives and Husbands.

Lewis S. Mudge is the Robert Leighton Stuart Professor of Theology Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union. He wrote The Church as Moral Community (1998) and The Sense of a People (1992).

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