We Make a Life by What We Give

We Make a Life by What We Give

by Richard B. Gunderman
     
 

ISBN-10: 025335076X

ISBN-13: 9780253350763

Pub. Date: 04/02/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

According to an old saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." In 22 brief and insightful essays, Richard B. Gunderman shows us that the key to more rewarding giving can be found by looking beyond mere donations of money. Exploring the ethical core of sharing and examining its importance for both those who receive and those who

Overview

According to an old saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." In 22 brief and insightful essays, Richard B. Gunderman shows us that the key to more rewarding giving can be found by looking beyond mere donations of money. Exploring the ethical core of sharing and examining its importance for both those who receive and those who give, here is a book to deepen our understanding of what it means to share.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253350763
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/02/2008
Series:
Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Imagining Philanthropy
2. The Golden Rule
3. Four Gifts
4. The Potential to Share
5. The Good Samaritan
6. Egoism, Altruism, and Service
7. Doing Well by Doing Good
8. Idealists and Realists
9. What Are We Part of?
10. The Seven Deadly Sins
11. Materialist Philanthropy
12. Whoever Has Will Receive More
13. Hoarding and Sharing
14. Lessons from the Least
15. Lower and Higher
16. Who Is Expendable?
17. How Much and How Well?
18. Are We Hospitable?
19. Rules and Aspirations
20. Suffering
21. Treasure in Earthen Vessels
22. Ethics and Metaphysics
Suggested Readings
Index

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