Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks

by Diana Butler Bass


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062659477
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 82,416
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Diana Butler Bass is the author of eight books on American religion, including Christianity After Religion, Christianity for the Rest of Us, and A People's History of Christianity. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Duke University, has taught at the college and graduate level, and is currently an independent scholar. She was a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and blogs for the Huffington Post and the Washington Post on issues of religion, spirituality, and culture. Bass is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges and universities, and churches across North America. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, daughter, and dog. Her website is and she can be followed on Twitter at @dianabutlerbass.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Confession: No Thanks xi

Part I Me: Emotion-Gifts and Thanks

1 Feeling Grateful 3

2 Heart Matters 23

Part II Me: Ethics-Awareness and Practice

3 Habits of Gratitude 49

4 Intentional Practice 71

Part III We: Emotion-Joy and Celebration

5 Grateful Together 93

6 Thankful and Festive 109

Part IV We: Ethics-Community and Politics

7 The Grateful Society 135

8 Circles of Gratitude 155

Epilogue: A Call to the Grateful Way 181

Thank You 195

A Thanksgiving Prayer 199

Notes 201

Index 217

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