Wisdom of Generosity A Reader in American Philanthropy

ISBN-10: 1602580596
ISBN-13: 9781602580596
Edition: 2008
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Description: William Jackson bestows a rich collection that presents the depth of American generosity. Drawing upon an abundant variety of genres-myths, proverbs, poems, letters, short stories, news stories, folktales, sermons, and essays-this interesting and  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

William Jackson bestows a rich collection that presents the depth of American generosity. Drawing upon an abundant variety of genres-myths, proverbs, poems, letters, short stories, news stories, folktales, sermons, and essays-this interesting and useful collection documents the religious dimensions of American philanthropy. The Wisdom of Generosity not only chronicles the manifestations of philanthropy, but also reveals philanthropy's integral connection with American history and how Americans are still striving to fulfill their original promises. This Reader offers classic yet fresh resources for reflecting on the heritage of American giving.

Our roots in the wisdom of nature and Christian charity, 1600-1700
Philanthropy and liberty in the Enlightenment era, 1700-1800
Generous spirit and the development of social conscience, 1800-1900
Giving in "the American century" and its secularization, 1900-2007
Endnotes
Index

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