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Secular days, sacred moments : the America columns of Robert Coles, edited with an Introduction by David D. Cooper ; afterword by Robert Coles

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Secular days, sacred moments : the America columns of Robert Coles
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Secular days, sacred moments
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the America columns of Robert Coles
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edited with an Introduction by David D. Cooper ; afterword by Robert Coles
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eng
Summary
No writer or public intellectual of our era has been as sensitive to the role of faith in the lives of ordinary Americans as Robert Coles. Though not religious in the conventional sense, Coles is unparalleled in his astute understanding and respect for the relationship between secular life and sacredness, which cuts across his large body of work. Drawing inspiration from figures like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy Day, and Simone Weil, Coles's extensive writings explore the tug of war between faith and doubt. As Coles himself admits, the back-and-forthness between faith and doubt is the story of my life. These thirty-one thought-provoking essays are drawn from Coles's weekly column in the Catholic publication America. In them, he turns his inquisitive lens on a range of subjects and issues, from writers and painters to his recent reading and film viewing, contemporary events and lingering controversies, recollections of past and present mentors, events of his own daily life, and ordinary encounters with students, patients, neighbors, and friends. Addressing moral questions openly and honestly with a rare combination of rectitude and authorial modesty, these essays position Coles as a preeminent, durable, and trusted voice in the continuing national conversation over religion, civic life, and moral purpose
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America
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Coles, Robert
Dewey number
277.3/082
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.C628 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Cooper, David D
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  • United States
  • Religion and sociology
  • United States
  • Christianity
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Religion and sociology
  • Social conditions
  • United States
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Secular days, sacred moments : the America columns of Robert Coles, edited with an Introduction by David D. Cooper ; afterword by Robert Coles
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Essays by Robert Coles herein first appeared as columns in the America National Catholic Weekly
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online resource
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Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Foreword by David D. Cooper""; ""November 23, 1996. Weâ€?re hoping for a few extra moments of the sacred during these long secular days.""; ""January 4, 1997. “The doctors, they be strutters. They need teaching.â€?""; ""February 1, 1997. Merton and Milosz find common ground in their skepticismâ€?the distance they put between themselves and faddish trends.""; ""February 15, 1997. Like a Hebrew prophet, Erikson was insisting upon psychological investigation as a moral calling.""
  • ""March 1, 1997. “The Third Reich was a product of German history, but it was not the only possibility open to the country at that time.â€?""""March 22, 1997. Surely someone would come by, see me standing there helplessly, offer a phone or a lift.""; ""April 5, 1997. I was witness to the moral energy a painter or photographer can stir in children.""; ""May 3, 1997. There is hope in those sudden, unexpected, breakthrough experiences that bring us a blessed spell of inwardness.""
  • ""May 31, 1997. This double standard could all too readily be accommodated by the slippery imprecisions of psychiatric jargon.""""July 19, 1997. The doctor who is sick now turns his students into the kind of physician he himself has been with others.""; ""August 2, 1997. Through the use of fictional strategies, the writer offers us a clue about oppression.""; ""September 13, 1997. What appears to be bizarre and senseless is in many cases a quite reasonable expression of horror.""
  • ""November 8, 1997. “Iâ€?m really sorry. I never should have opened the door without looking. ... I was lost in thought. I wasnâ€?t thinking.â€?""""December 6, 1997. It was the old story of teachers who have a lot to learn from their humble, yet knowing, students.""; ""January 17, 1998. Dorothy Day spoke of the irony: “All that philosophical knowledge, and such a moral failure; such blindnessâ€?and worseâ€?in a life.â€?""; ""February 14, 1998. In Othello we meet a man of great dignity and refinement who is gradually undone.""
  • ""February 28, 1998. Bonhoefferâ€?s position in society, his personal safety, and, if need be, his very life were not to be defended at all costs.""""March 21, 1998. Psychotherapy, in all its American banality, is redeemed through its emphasis on the personal as part of the communal.""; ""March 28, 1998. I wondered if she really believed what she seemed to believe, whether she wasnâ€?t really quite frightened “underneath.â€?""; ""April 25, 1998. I could lecture on the moral and social inquiry and myself behave like a moral and social outcast.""
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843861878
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781628961126
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computer
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rdamedia
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ebc3338316
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22573/ctt6z1jb1
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remote
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(OCoLC)843861878
Label
Secular days, sacred moments : the America columns of Robert Coles, edited with an Introduction by David D. Cooper ; afterword by Robert Coles
Publication
Copyright
Note
Essays by Robert Coles herein first appeared as columns in the America National Catholic Weekly
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Foreword by David D. Cooper""; ""November 23, 1996. Weâ€?re hoping for a few extra moments of the sacred during these long secular days.""; ""January 4, 1997. “The doctors, they be strutters. They need teaching.â€?""; ""February 1, 1997. Merton and Milosz find common ground in their skepticismâ€?the distance they put between themselves and faddish trends.""; ""February 15, 1997. Like a Hebrew prophet, Erikson was insisting upon psychological investigation as a moral calling.""
  • ""March 1, 1997. “The Third Reich was a product of German history, but it was not the only possibility open to the country at that time.â€?""""March 22, 1997. Surely someone would come by, see me standing there helplessly, offer a phone or a lift.""; ""April 5, 1997. I was witness to the moral energy a painter or photographer can stir in children.""; ""May 3, 1997. There is hope in those sudden, unexpected, breakthrough experiences that bring us a blessed spell of inwardness.""
  • ""May 31, 1997. This double standard could all too readily be accommodated by the slippery imprecisions of psychiatric jargon.""""July 19, 1997. The doctor who is sick now turns his students into the kind of physician he himself has been with others.""; ""August 2, 1997. Through the use of fictional strategies, the writer offers us a clue about oppression.""; ""September 13, 1997. What appears to be bizarre and senseless is in many cases a quite reasonable expression of horror.""
  • ""November 8, 1997. “Iâ€?m really sorry. I never should have opened the door without looking. ... I was lost in thought. I wasnâ€?t thinking.â€?""""December 6, 1997. It was the old story of teachers who have a lot to learn from their humble, yet knowing, students.""; ""January 17, 1998. Dorothy Day spoke of the irony: “All that philosophical knowledge, and such a moral failure; such blindnessâ€?and worseâ€?in a life.â€?""; ""February 14, 1998. In Othello we meet a man of great dignity and refinement who is gradually undone.""
  • ""February 28, 1998. Bonhoefferâ€?s position in society, his personal safety, and, if need be, his very life were not to be defended at all costs.""""March 21, 1998. Psychotherapy, in all its American banality, is redeemed through its emphasis on the personal as part of the communal.""; ""March 28, 1998. I wondered if she really believed what she seemed to believe, whether she wasnâ€?t really quite frightened “underneath.â€?""; ""April 25, 1998. I could lecture on the moral and social inquiry and myself behave like a moral and social outcast.""
Control code
843861878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628961126
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3338316
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6z1jb1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843861878

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