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American Soul : Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585422266
  • 9781585422265
  • 1,551,823

Review quote

If ever a work of philosophical ideas arrived at a time when human events make it not only timely but urgently relevant, The American Soul is such a book.show more

About Jacob Needleman

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."show more

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143 ratings
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