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What Does It Mean to Be Human?: Reverence for Life Reaffirmed by Responses from Around the World / Edition 1
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What Does It Mean to Be Human?: Reverence for Life Reaffirmed by Responses from Around the World / Edition 1

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by Frederick Franck, Richard Connolly, Janis Roze
 

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ISBN-10: 0312271018

ISBN-13: 9780312271015

Pub. Date: 11/03/2001

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In an inspirational act of faith and hope, nearly one hundred contributors--social activists, thinkers, artists and spiritual leaders--reflect with poignant candor on our shared human condition and attempt to define a core set of human values in our rapidly changing socity.

Contributors include:
* The Dalai Lama
* Wilma Mankiller
* Oscar Arias
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Overview

In an inspirational act of faith and hope, nearly one hundred contributors--social activists, thinkers, artists and spiritual leaders--reflect with poignant candor on our shared human condition and attempt to define a core set of human values in our rapidly changing socity.

Contributors include:
* The Dalai Lama
* Wilma Mankiller
* Oscar Arias
* Jimmy Carter
* Cornel West
* Jack Miles
* Mother Teresa
* Nancy Willard
* Elie Wiesel
* James Earl Jones
* Joan Chittister
* Mary Evelyn Tucker
* Vaclav Havel
* Archbishop Desmund Tutu

What Does It Mean To Be Human? is a vital meditation on the endless possibilities of our humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312271015
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/03/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue1
Rhena Schweitzer Miller8
Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama11
Rabbi Avraham Soetendorf13
Jack Miles17
Elie Wiesel20
Yehudi Menuhin22
Mary Evelyn Tucker24
Oscar Arias26
Facundo Cabral27
Dorothea Solle29
Thomas Berry32
Jose Munoz39
C. Richard Chapman42
Nancy Willard45
Joseph Rotblat47
Charlie Musselwhite51
Vaclav Havel53
Richard Connolly56
Daniel Martin57
Raimon Panikkar61
Ram Dass64
Donella Meadows67
Seyyed Hossein Nasr70
Gary MacEoin77
Willis Harman79
Juliet Hollister83
Mother Teresa85
Mary Palmer Smith88
Georg Feuerstein91
Carman Moore93
Huston Smith95
Amanda Bernal-Carlo102
Monsignor William Linder105
Alexander Eliot109
James Parks Morton112
Leonard Marks114
Nancy Jack Todd117
Patrick Clarke120
Arno Gruen123
Robert Aitken129
Anne E. Goldfeld130
James Finn Cotter134
Gillian Kean136
Catharina Halkes138
Dean Frantz142
Cornel West144
Joan Chittister149
Rupert Sheldrake154
Janis Roze159
Willem A. M. Alting von Geusau163
Chungliang Al Huang166
Jacques Langlais170
Ludek Broz174
Pedro Aznar177
Satish Kumar180
Joanna Macy185
Stephen Hoe Snyder189
Naomi Shihab Nye191
John Grim193
Arn Chorn-Pond195
James M. Mboje198
Lukas van Witsen Franck200
Richard Kiley203
Harry M. Buck206
Virginia Ramey Mollenkott208
Judith Thompson210
Catherine de Vinck213
James Heisig215
Leonardo Lazarte217
Rustum Roy220
Tomin Harada223
Annelie Keil226
Arthur Frank231
Thomas Bezanson237
Anne Wilson Schaef239
Ervin Laszlo242
James Earl Jones245
Mel King246
Ralph White248
Ramon Pascuel Munoz Soler251
Daniel Berrigan255
Denize Lauture257
Wilma Mankiller258
Catherine Bernier260
Constance Carlough262
David Krieger263
Ruth Slickman265
Akihisa Kondo267
Archbishop Desmond Tutu269
Ashis Nandy273
Harvey Cox279
Frederick Franck284
Editors' Note287

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What, actually, does it mean? We humans have been searching for that answer as long as we've been here. But, as Vincent van Gogh said about the artist, that 'he is always seeking without absolutely finding,' the same thing is true for our quest to understand what it means to be human. Frederick Franck did something about that by bringing together an inconceivably wide and rich collection of thoughts on this question from great minds and spirits all over the world who have given thought to the question - and sent these thoughts to him at his request. Not only is this immense treasure significant to us all, it is also convenient to read, as all the participants have expressed their thoughts in terse, concise offerings of a few pages. In other words, you can get inspired whenever you have a few moments and the need. Clever, that Frederick Franck! This book will touch you in many ways and will give you reasons to touch others. I love to give copies to friends - for no reason at all other than to share it.