The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring / Edition 1

The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring / Edition 1

by Parker J. Palmer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787949345

ISBN-13: 9780787949341

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787949341
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
284,812
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.47(d)

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
NotesAbout the Author

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