Perfect Gift The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose

ISBN-10: 0253215420

ISBN-13: 9780253215420

Edition: 2002

Authors: Amy A. Kass
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Description: 'The Perfect Gift' aims to cultivate and enlighten our philanthropic imagination. It addresses us all as present and future philanthropists - as human beings who give, serve and seek to promote the well-being of others.

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 8/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606

Amy A. Kass is Senior Lecturer in the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago. She is editor of The Perfect Gift: The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose (IUP, 2002); American Lives: Cultural Differences, Individual Distinction; and Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying (with Leon Kass).

Introduction
Why Should I Give?
Genesis 4, The Offering of Cain
Nichomachean Ethics: "Generosity, Extravagance, and Stinginess"
Democracy in America: Freedom and Utility
Romola: "An Arresting Voice"
"Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen"
"Charity"
"Jeeves Takes Charge"
"The Prayers of Thanksgiving"
"The Social Psychology of the Gift"
"Princess Diana and Mother Teresa: Compassion and Christian Charity"
"Toward a Fourth Philanthropic Response: American Philanthropy and Its Public"
How Should I Give?
Matthew 25:1-46, Three Parables
The Odyssey: The Meeting of Nausikaa and Odysseus
Laws Concerning Gifts to the Poor: "The Book of Seeds"
"The Spur of the Moment"
"Motl Prince"
"Charitable Effort"
"The Chair of Philanthromathematics"
"The Rembrandt"
"The Record of Badalia Herodsfoot"
"A Work of Art"
"Another Case of Ingratitude"
"The Lovers of the Poor"
To Whom or for What Should I Give?
Genesis 25:19-34; 27-28:9, Parents and Children: The Case of Jacob and Esau
Matthew 25:14-30, The Parable of the Talents
Timon of Athens, Act I, Scene 1
"True and False Philanthropy"
"The Gospel of Wealth"
"The Eleventh"
"Mr. Plumter, B.A., Revisits the Old Shop"
"The Men in the Storm"
"Charity and the Confines of Compassion"
What Should I Give?
Luke 15:11-32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Democracy in America: "Appendix U," The Pioneer Woman
"Epilogue: Reb Yozifl and the Contractor"
"Gift"
"The Gift of the Magi"
"The Death of the Hired Man"
"Song of the Shirt, 1941"
"Memorial Fund"
"Lily Daw and the Three Ladies"
"Some Food We Could Not Eat"
Tuesdays with Morrie: "The Eighth Tuesday: We Talk About Money"
Can Giving Be Taught?
Nichomachean Ethics: "Moral Virtue as the Result of Habits"
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Practice Makes Perfect?
"Princeton for the Nation's Service"
"The Philanthropist"
Worship, Humility and Service
"The Bishop's Beggar"
"Town Office"
"Giving and Receiving: A Practical Way of Directing Love and Compassion"
"Only Reflect: A Philanthropic Education for Our Time"
Acknowledgments
Author and Subject Index
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