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Nurturing Our Wholeness
Perspectives on Spirituality in Education

Jack Miller and Yoshiharu Nakagawa, editors

Full electronic book on CD-ROM $14.95

This fascinating volume on CD-ROM features cogent, stimulating essays by many of the leading explorers of spirituality in education in recent years. Writing specifically for this collection, these scholars and educators reflect on diverse spiritual traditions, practices, and sages. They agree, however, that infusing education with spiritual wisdom does not, and should not, involve the adoption of sectarian religious approaches. Education understood in the light of spirituality is an education for meaning, wholeness, compassion, and justice. It is an education that respects every learner's interior life and unique identity, while seeking to connect the individual to cultural, ecological, and cosmological sources of meaning.

Among the contributors to this volume are David Purpel (The Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education) writing in his distinctly passionate style on the prophetic tradition; Rachael Kessler (The Soul of Education) on Eros and the Shadow; Ron Miller (What Are Schools For?) on Quaker education; and Jeffrey Kane (editor of Encounter) on the Waldorf school approach. The collection also considers the ideas of Thomas Merton, Martin Buber, Aldous Huxley, Krishnamurti, Rabindranath Tagore, Aurobindo, J. G. Bennett, and the American Transcendentalists, as well as Buddhist, Taoist, and Tantric traditions. While these views represent a great span of time, belief, and geography, there are common core themes underlying their messages, themes relevant to the theory and practice of education in our culture today. Nurturing Our Wholeness aims to recover profound sources of insight and wisdom that have been lost in modernist schooling.


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