Wisdom of Generosity A Reader in American Philanthropy
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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 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.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2008
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|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|