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Reclaiming Virtue How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason

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ISBN-10: 0553095927

ISBN-13: 9780553095920

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Bradshaw

List price: $26.00
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This hugely ambitious book walks right into the middle of current controversies about public and private morality. Bradshaw is appalled-as are so many-by the greed and lack of caring that plague the world today. He knows, too, that many people feel rudderles-wanting to do right, but surrounded by a society that sells a "get yours" philosophy on every corner. Is the only answer a return to traditional rules-based morality and an idealized past? Bradshaw says no. Instead, he shows that each of us has what he calls an inborn moral intelligence, an inner guidance system, that can lead us - if we know how to cultivate it in ourselves and others. His fascinating discussion ranges from the ancient…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/28/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

John Elliot Bradshaw was born in Houston, Texas on June 29, 1933. He received a bachelor's degree in sacred theology and a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto. He taught at the University of St. Thomas for a year. In 1964, just days before he was to be ordained, he left the Basilian Order. He eventually checked himself into an alcohol-treatment program at a state hospital in Austin. On being released, he returned to Houston and attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings daily for the next three years. He soon began teaching adult Sunday school classes at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and working with addicts in the church's drug-abuse program. He also appeared on…