The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity and Caring

Citation: 
Palmer, Parker J. The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity and Caring. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1992.
Abstract: 

Having found monastic spirituality's withdrawal from the world personally unsatisfying, Parker Palmer articulates an alternative path of Christian discipleship that in contrast embraces the world by living the paradox of contemplation integrated with active participation in human affairs. Palmer's energetic spirituality relishes spontaneity, exuberance, freedom, dialogue and eccentricity, and he contends that it offers equal depth of insight and as penetrating a struggle with life's most difficult quandries as that offered by the more sedate, communally regimented and solitary conformity of the cloister, which is so often regarded as the exemplar of Christian spirituality.

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