The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

by Jacob Needleman

Paperback(Reprint)

$15.39 $18.00 Save 14% Current price is $15.39, Original price is $18. You Save 14%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Friday, October 20 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Overview

The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders by Jacob Needleman

Looking at the lives of America's founders-including Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin-scholar and bestselling author Jacob Needleman explores their core of inner beliefs; their religious and spiritual sensibilities; and their individual conception of the purpose of life. 

The founders, Needleman argues, conceived of an "inner democracy": a continual pursuit of wisdom and self-improvement that would undergird the outer democracy in which we live today. Any understanding of America as a nation of spiritual values will in the years ahead require Needleman's work as a point of reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585422265
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 646,527
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range: 18 - 13 Years

About the Author

The acclaimed author of The American Soul, Why Can’t We Be Good? and Money and the Meaning of Life, Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, and former Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews