Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose Vocation and the Ethics of Ambition

ISBN-10: 0787956333
ISBN-13: 9780787956332
Edition: 2002
Authors: Brian J. Mahan
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Description: Why must we choose between being a saint or becoming a millionaire? This book considers questions, combining thoughtful exploration, guided reflection and spiritual practice.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/22/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Why must we choose between being a saint or becoming a millionaire? This book considers questions, combining thoughtful exploration, guided reflection and spiritual practice.

Foreword
Preface--And an Invitation
What This Book Is About
What This Book Does
How to Read This Book
Acknowledgments
Ask Me What I'm Living For
Doubting Pam
Vocation and Ambition
Compassion in Exile: Dickey's Story
Wanna-Be Saint
Reawakening Our Epiphanies of Recruitment
Practice: Ask Me What I'm Living For
Practice: Ask Me What I Think Is Keeping Me from Living Fully for the Thing I Want to Live For
Failing at Success
My Dinner with Valentino
William James and the Desire for Something More
The Sisters of the Cenacle and How to Sneak into Heaven
Practice: Remembering to Forget Ourselves
Two Practices: Finding Yourself by Losing Yourself
Practice: Why Do We Do That?
Ivan Ilyich, John Dean, and I: How We Deceive Ourselves
Dean and Ilyich
The Eraser and the Mendacious Mantra
Practice: Rationalization: A User's Guide
If I'm Really Something, You Must Be Nothing Much
A Short Tirade
The Hidden Fountains and Gardens of the Heart
Practice: Walker Percy and Spiritual Indirection
Three Lies: A Study in Spiritual Indirection
Practices: Mirroring Ambition
Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose
Insight from Sri Lanka
They're Not Hypocrites; They Just Forgot
Wounded Audacity
Beatitude: Feeling the Pleasure of God
Practice: Days of Remembrance
Remedial Practice
The Meritocracy Machine
Harvard and Other Problems with Admissions
Practice: Reasons and Rationalizations for the Admissions Committee
Harvard Divinity School and Other Problems with Acceptance
Practice: Alternative Reading Skills
Practice: Planning an Alternative New Year's Celebration
Afterword: Occupations and Preoccupations
Practice: Captain Midnight and Other Failed Projection Devices
Notes
The Author
Index

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