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Rediscovering The Wisdom of the Founders
Jacob Needleman

In THE AMERICAN SOUL philosopher and bestselling author Jacob Needleman takes a new measure of the inner beliefs and spiritual sensibilities of the great iconoic figures of American history - Washington Jefferson Franklin Lincoln and Frederick Douglas - and of the successes and failures that have shaped America's development as a nation - the destruction of the culture of Native Americans; the defeat in Vietnam; and the enduring influence of America's all-but-forgotten early mystical communities. What emerges is a rediscovery of the timeless truths hidden within the founding vision of America. Free of all religious and philosophical dogma and liberated from historical and political clich├ęs this uniquely American vision calls us toward a renewed understanding - based in the essential wisdom that has guided every great civilisation - of the purpose of our inner lives and the hope that America can give to an increasingly threatened world. THE AMERICAN SOUL is a remarkable achievement. It recovers the wisdom of the founders of the American republic in a new and exciting way yet it doesn't avoid the many problems we have in appreciating them In a situation where history has fallen victim to the culture wars this book is a godsend.

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  • Published : 06/01/2004
  • ISBN : 9781585422265
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Tarcher
  • Size (mm): 152 X 229
  • Category: Spirituality and Inspirational
  • Pages : 400
  • Edition :