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The Active Life : A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring - Parker J. Palmer

The Active Life

A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring

Paperback Published: 21st July 1999
ISBN: 9780787949341
Number Of Pages: 176

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The Active Life is Parker J. Palmer's deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy, sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead. Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions, including Taoist, Jewish, and Christian, Palmer shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life-giving action. He celebrates both the problems and potentials of the active life, revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves, the world, and God.

Preface (1999)
1. Spirituality in Action: On Being Fully Alive
2. Action and Contemplation: A Living Paradox
3. "Active Life": The Shadow Side
4. "The Woodcarver": A Model for Right Action
5. "The Angel": Action, Failure, and Suffering
6. "Jesus in the Desert": The Temptations in Action
7. "Loaves and Fishes": Acts of Scarcity or Abundance
8. "Threatened with Resurrection": Acts of Death or New Life
NotesAbout the Author

ISBN: 9780787949341
ISBN-10: 0787949345
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 21st July 1999
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1