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

Compiled and Edited by Frederick Franck, Richard Connolly and Janis Roze

St. Martin's Griffin

0312271018

9780312271015

Trade Paperback

304 Pages

$18.99

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In this book—"a truly noble and intelligent project" (Russell Banks)—nearly one hundred notable contributors reflect on the joys, mysteries, and responsibilities that collectively define being human in today's rapidly changing world. Seriously exploring the meanings and motives of hope and despair, peace and war, faith and loss, and other related matters, the social activists, thinkers, artists, and spiritual leaders assembled herein address not only being human but being humane.

Such worthy minds and generous souls as the Dalai Lama, Wilma Mankiller, Jimmy Carter, Cornel West, Jack Miles, Mother Teresa, Elie Wiesel, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Vaclav Havel, and Archbishop Desmund Tutu reflect with poignant candor on our shared conditions and experiences. In doing so, they come to define a core set of human values. What Does It Mean To Be Human? is a vital meditation on the endless possibilities of our humanity.

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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.
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  • Compiled and Edited by Frederick Franck, Richard Connolly and Janis Roze

  • 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.
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