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The Active Life

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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

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PARKER J. PALMER Writer, teacher, and activist, Parker J. Palmer is senior associate of the American Association for Higher Education and senior advisor to the Fetzer Institute. In 1998, he was named as one of the thirty most influential leaders in American higher education. Author of such widely praised books as The Courage to Teach and To Know As We Are Known, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Religious Society of FriAnds (Quaker) and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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