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Scribes of the Tribe: The Great Thinkers on Religion and Ethics

Scribes of the Tribe: The Great Thinkers on Religion and Ethics

by David Rich
Scribes of the Tribe: The Great Thinkers on Religion and Ethics

Scribes of the Tribe: The Great Thinkers on Religion and Ethics

by David Rich

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Scribes of the Tribes illustrates how never before in the history of humankind has there been a greater need for the essential wisdom of ethics. Our political and religious leaders have failed us, and the world is spinning out of control, with despotism on the rise in Europe and North America, continuous wars in the Middle East and Africa, and periodic nuclear standoffs between Pakistan and India. We have too many people, fighting over fewer and fewer resources. Self-interest and greed have hobbled our ability to deal with chronic world problems, such as climate change and overpopulation, that all but ensure our demise if left unchecked. We are afraid for our children and grandchildren. Where do we turn for moral guidance? We turn to this Scribes of the Tribe.
For centuries, the world's greatest minds and most original thinkers have been asking themselves the very same questions that confound us today: In short, how to live a good life. Scribes of the Tribe is a compilation of quotes by everyone from Aristotle to Gandhi and more, interwoven with commentary by the author and a Catholic lay brother. The book is an invitation to contemplate and refine one's own beliefs in the company of the greatest minds the world has ever known. Open Scribes of the Tribe at random and browse to discover useful knowledge, stimulating ideas, opportunity for reflection, and often, outright hilarity. Scribes answers the Big Questions while exploring the root of humanity's deepest anxieties and fears. It is a book you can turn to on a daily basis, as well as in dark moments.

David Rich grew up on a ranch in Colorado. His dad introduced him to tractors and cattle, and his mother to music and travel. He toured the country with an amazing group of fellow misfits in the fighting 529th Air Force Band, attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Chicago Law School. By some fluke he began practicing law in Phoenix with Lewis and Roca, the firm that handled the Miranda case (which he had nothing to do with). After a stint as a law professor, David tried private practice but found the cushy job of assistant attorney general more to his liking. His appointment as judge pro tem by the Maricopa County Superior Court was a resounding success because attorneys immediately settled any case to which he was assigned.
He retired in his 40s to become a sailing captain, pilot, and full-time traveler, living in almost every country on the planet while writing dozens of travel stories. Myths of the Tribe, When Religion and Ethics Diverge (Prometheus Books 1993) examined the influence of organized religion on ethics, 2nd ed. 2019. RV the World, 2nd ed., 2018, combines his seventeen-years RVing the world with how anyone can do it. In 2019 David wrote The ISIS Affair, a satire on religion and nationalism in Syria subtitled Putting the Fun Back in Fundamentalism, and Scribes of the Tribe, Our greatest Thinkers on Religion and Ethics. He published Antelopes, A Modern Gulliver's Travels, in 2020 and Sail the World?, the prequel to RV the World, in October 2021.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940160736952
Publisher: Rich World Books
Publication date: 12/25/2021
Series: Myths and Scribes , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 695 KB

About the Author

David Rich grew up on a ranch in Colorado. His dad introduced him to tractors and cattle, and his mother to music and travel. He toured the country with an amazing group of fellow misfits in the fighting 529th Air Force Band, attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Chicago Law School. By some fluke he began practicing law in Phoenix with Lewis and Roca, the firm that handled the Miranda case (which he had nothing to do with). After a stint as a law professor, David tried private practice but found the cushy job of assistant attorney general more to his liking. His appointment as judge pro tem by the Maricopa County Superior Court was a resounding success because attorneys immediately settled any case to which he was assigned.
He retired in his 40s to become a sailing captain, pilot, and full-time traveler, living in almost every country on the planet while writing dozens of travel stories. Myths of the Tribe, When Religion and Ethics Diverge (Prometheus Books 1993) examined the influence of organized religion on ethics, 2nd ed. 2019. RV the World, 2nd ed., 2018, combines his seventeen-years RVing the world with how anyone can do it. In 2019 David wrote The ISIS Affair, a satire on religion and nationalism in Syria subtitled Putting the Fun Back in Fundamentalism, and Scribes of the Tribe, Our greatest Thinkers on Religion and Ethics. He published Antelopes, A Modern Gulliver’s Travels, in 2020 and Sail the World?, the prequel to RV the World, in October 2021.

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