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The Resource Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer

Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer

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Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit
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Healing the heart of democracy
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the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit
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Parker J. Palmer
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eng
Summary
"Building on his own extensive experience as a writer and activist on various aspects of inner and institutional life, Parker J. Palmer explores the soulful dynamics of American politics. What he did for educators in The Courage to Teach he does for citizens here, exploring the dynamics of our inner lives for clues to reclaiming our national unity. In Healing the Heart of Democracy, he points the way to a politics worthy of the human spirit, rooted in the commonwealth of compassion and creativity still found among "We the People." Democracy is a non-stop experiment in the strengths and weaknesses of our political institutions, local communities, and the human heart--its outcome can never be taken for granted. The experiment is endless, unless we blow up the lab, and the explosives to do the job are found within us. But so also is the heart's alchemy that can turn suffering into community, conflict into the energy of creativity, and tension into a force that opens us to the common good. Healing the Heart of Democracy names the vital "habits of the heart" we need to do the job and shows how they can be formed. Palmer proposes practical and hopeful, on-the-ground ways to learn how to hold the tensions of our differences in a manner that can restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people.""--Provided by publisher
Summary
"Building on his own extensive experience as a writer and activist on various aspects of inner and institutional life, Parker J. Palmer explores the soulful dynamics of American politics. What he did for educators in The Courage to Teach he does for citizens here, exploring the dynamics of our inner lives for clues to reclaiming our national unity. In Healing the Heart of Democracy, he points the way to a politics worthy of the human spirit, rooted in the commonwealth of compassion and creativity still found among "We the People." Democracy is a non-stop experiment in the strengths and weaknesses of our political institutions, local communities, and the human heart--its outcome can never be taken for granted. The experiment is endless, unless we blow up the lab, and the explosives to do the job are found within us. But so also is the heart's alchemy that can turn suffering into community, conflict into the energy of creativity, and tension into a force that opens us to the common good. Healing the Heart of Democracy names the vital "habits of the heart" we need to do the job and shows how they can be formed. Palmer proposes practical and hopeful, on-the-ground ways to learn how to hold the tensions of our differences in a manner that can restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people.""--
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320.973
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index present
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non fiction
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the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit
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Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780470590805
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(hb)
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2011014366
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)711051121
  • 1/556794
  • OCoLC
Label
Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit, Parker J. Palmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780470590805
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011014366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711051121
  • 1/556794
  • OCoLC

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