Leading Lives that Matter: What We Should Do and who We Should be

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Mark R. Schwehn, Dorothy C. Bass
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - 545 páginas
"Leading Lives That Matter" draws together a wide range of texts -- including fiction, autobiography, and philosophy -- offering challenge and insight to those who are thinking about what to do with their lives. Instead of giving prescriptive advice, Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass approach the subject of vocation as an ongoing conversation. They include in this conversation some of the Western tradition's best writings on human life -- its meaning, purpose, and significance -- ranging from ancient Greek poetry to contemporary fiction. Including Leo Tolstoy's novella "The Death of Ivan Ilych" as an extended epilogue, this volume will help readers clarify and deepen how they think about their own lives.
 

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Introduction i
1
Prologue
9
Albert Schweitzer I Resolve to Become a Jungle Doctor
29
Authenticity
49
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Solitude of Self
59
Aristotle from Nicomachean Ethics
65
Theodore Roosevelt The Vigor of Life
83
2028
89
Bonnie MillerMcLemore Generativity Crises of My Own
263
Arlie Russell Hochschild Theres No Place Like Work
272
Abigail Zuger M D Defining a Doctor
278
King Hussein and Noa Ben ArtziPelossof Two Eulogies
294
William Butler Yeats The Choice
302
Martha Nussbaum interviewed by Bill Moyers
308
1430 The Parable of the Talents
317
James Baldwin Sonnys Blues
330

Badcock Choosing
101
Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Place of Responsibility
107
Are Some Lives More Significant Than Others?
117
S Lewis Learning in WarTime
124
The Martyrdom of Perpetua
144
Dorothy Day from Therese
153
Three Biographical Sketches
166
Thomas Gray Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
175
Russell Muirhead from Just Work
188
Robert Frost Two Tramps in Mud Time
196
Abraham Joshua Heschel from The Sabbath
216
William Wordsworth The World Is Too Much with Us
222
Gilbert Meilaender Friendship and Vocation
229
Is a Balanced Life Possible
245
Robert Wuthnow The Changing Nature of Work in
255
To Whom Should I Listen?
359
Amy Tan Two Kinds
370
with Alex Haley from The Autobiography of Malcolm X
381
Vincent Harding I Hear Them Calling
395
Willa Cather The Ancient People
404
Garret Keizer from A Dresser of Sycamore Trees
413
William Ernest Henley Invictus
434
The Book of Jonah
440
Yevgeny Yevtushenko Weddings
447
Robert Frost The Road Not Taken
458
Wendell Berry from Jayber Crow
467
Michael T Kaufman Robert McG Thomas
481
Epilogue
487
Index
540
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