Spiritual Manifestos: Visions for Renewed Religious Life in America from Young Spiritual Leaders of Many Faiths [NOOK Book]

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Find your way back to religion-the beauty and tradition that supports a spirtual life. Young spirtual leaders are beginning to remove the reasons why so many of us have kept religion at arms' length. 10 contributors spanning the spectrum of religous traditions-Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist-offer their "visions," bold spirtual manifestos, for transforming our spirtual communities and our lives.
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Spiritual Manifestos: Visions for Renewed Religious Life in America from Young Spiritual Leaders of Many Faiths

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Overview

Find your way back to religion-the beauty and tradition that supports a spirtual life. Young spirtual leaders are beginning to remove the reasons why so many of us have kept religion at arms' length. 10 contributors spanning the spectrum of religous traditions-Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist-offer their "visions," bold spirtual manifestos, for transforming our spirtual communities and our lives.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In an era of do-it-yourself spirituality and shopping-mall churches, is there any place for religion in its more traditional, institutional forms? The contributors to this volume, all full-time religious workers mostly in their 30s, share a common belief that traditional religion can be vital and relevant. They include a fourth-generation Japanese-American, serving an Episcopal parish in Alaska, who calls himself a "Zen-Christian priest"; a young African-American pastor in Baltimore; a Catholic nun; and the volume's editor, who serves as the voice behind Microsoft's Web site "Ask the Rabbi." With such an eclectic crew, the reader may hope for interfaith insights as well as glimpses into a new generation for the oft-maligned mainline religions. But the majority of essays disappoint, exhibiting sweeping generalizations, unintentional clich s and an earnestness that weighs down the reader with good intentions. The writers are at their best when they are not attempting to solve all of religion's problems in "manifesto" fashion but are focusing
Lampman
Articulate, funny, moving, frank, and full of life, these young leaders (most in their 30's) practice what they preach. Their "manifestos" express the rich warmth of lives touched by daily interaction with their communities.
The Christian Science Monitor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594735349
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 446,427
  • File size: 918 KB

Meet the Author

Niles Elliot Goldstein is the founding rabbi of The New Shul in Greenwich Village, New York City, a program officer/educator at the Jewish Life Network, and an associate of CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He has written for Newsweek magazine, is the voice behind "Ask the Rabbi" for Microsoft, and is the National Jewish Chaplain for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. He is the author or editor of three other books. Goldstein lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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