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What Does It Mean to Be Human?: Reverence for Life Reaffirmed by Responses from Around the World [Paperback]

By Frederick Franck (Compiled by), Janis Roze (Compiled by) & Richard Connolly (Compiled by)
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In an inspirational act of faith and hope, nearly one hundred contributors--social activists, thinkers, artists and spiritual leaders--reflect with poignant candor on our shared human condition and attempt to define a core set of human values in our rapidly changing socity.
Contributors include:
* The Dalai Lama
* Wilma Mankiller
* Oscar Arias
* Jimmy Carter
* Cornel West
* Jack Miles
* Mother Teresa
* Nancy Willard
* Elie Wiesel
* James Earl Jones
* Joan Chittister
* Mary Evelyn Tucker
* Vaclav Havel
* Archbishop Desmund Tutu
"What Does It Mean To Be Human?" is a vital meditation on the endless possibilities of our humanity.

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Studio: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 3, 2001
Publisher   St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN  0312271018  
ISBN13  9780312271015  

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Frederick Franck is the author of twenty-seven books including the classic "Zen of Seeing," "My Days with Albert Schweitzer," and "A Little Compendium on That Which Matters."

Richard Connolly is a communications art professor at SUNY.

Janis Roze teaches biology at CUNY.

Frederick Franck lived in Warwick, in the state of New York. Frederick Franck was born in 1909 and died in 2006.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Self-Help > Motivational
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Ethics & Morality
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General

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A book to read again and again  Apr 24, 2002
There are very few books I know I will ever go through the effort of rereading. This book is one which can be picked up time and time again, for a quick reconnection to our human condition. People from around the globe with differing backgrounds offer their opinions on what it means to them to be human. The overall message of this book is one that has been heard before but few people have heeded; namely that humanity needs to relinquish greed and reconnect with its spiritual nature to allow us to realize our full potential as a species. A very difficult task indeed in our consumer based economy. The writers realize this and demonstrate that it is possible to be true to our human nature. I continue to lend this book to anyone who can appreciate the meaning and depth behind the words.
This is a kind of humankind  May 7, 2001
This book impoverishes Frederick Franck's work. It's seems to be a pluralistic work which main purpose is to convey what does it be to be human. Sadly, what the book shows us is that to be human is to be spiritual or a sort of enlightenment being. There is no place to heterodoxies or alternative ontologies in this literal world. For instance, you will not find words which can present a lesbian humankind, or atheist o radical secular human being. You just have to unveil the very essence of yourself, and just be. Multiplicity is narrowed in a only universal face, a christian-buddha face. There are some contributions which are interesting and inspirational. The best are Frederick Franck itself, Cornel West, Thomas Berry. Others are so poor that to be human is to becoming a colombian indian or a new human according to other side of the genes, its invisible moral, in other words, the gen-ethics as Muñoz Soler preaches. No sense and reductionism; to be human is to become pure. A shame! Fredrick Franck deserved a better luck in order to present his interesting, but failed idea, of a ABC program against the new barbarism. What we see through this book, is no less that a kind of pure spiritual barbarism, one who can not tolerate real differences.

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