• 9780824506018
Parker J. Palmer (Author)

The Company of Strangers

Christians and the Renewal of America's Public Life

This important volume reawakens us to one of the central aspects our existence—being part of the public. Palmer’s lucid explanations reveal how connections and interactions with a community of strangers converge to create an educating,…

“More than anyone I have read before, Parker Palmer challenges us to explore the relations between interior search and public life.”—Henri Nouwen
  • Imprint: Herder & Herder
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  • Title: The Company of Strangers
  • Subtitle: Christians and the Renewal of America's Public Life
  • Page Count: 192
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824506018)
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Trade-paper (18.95)
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Parker J. Palmer (Author)

Parker J. Palmer, who holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in sociology, is the cofounder of the Institute for Public Life, a former professor at Georgetown University, and a former leader and teacher at Pendle Hill, the Quaker community. He is best known as the author of several national bestsellers, including Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach.

  1. “In The Company of Strangers, Palmer attempts to sketch a vision, stimulate imaginations, encourage the beginning of a movement. His goal: the rebuilding of America’s public life . . . His own community experience and prayer are clearly sources of the rich variety of psychological, social, and religious insights that punctuate this work. He presents them clearly and provocatively, avoiding sexist language with simplicity and grace.”
  2. “If you preach each Sunday, or are looking for a renewal in your church’s mission program, The Company of Strangers will make an excellent resource.”
    --Pacific Theological Review
  3. “Only those who believe the world is coming to a quick end should avoid this book.  Others, who retain some degree of hopefulness, will find in it both competent exegesis and perceptive social analysis articulating that hope.”
  4. “Without a doubt, the best book I’ve read in the past year . . . The emphasis throughout is positive and creative, with numerous suggestions on what to do and how to do it."
    --Mennonite Weekly Review
  5. “Palmer’s work should be collateral reading in courses on American religion and society and seminars on professional ethics.”
    --Religious Studies Review
  6. “An idealistic yet sensible work, highly recommended.”
    --Library Journal

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