Record Details

Catalog Search

Healing the heart of democracy : the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit / Parker J. Palmer.

Palmer, Parker J. (Author).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 320.973 PALMER (Text) 37500003535990 Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 320.973 PAL (Text) 37323001997934 NONFIC Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 320.973 Palmer (Text) 78292000312293 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780470590805
  • ISBN: 0470590807
  • Physical Description: xi, 236 pages; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prelude : the politics of the brokenhearted -- Democracy's ecosystem -- Confessions of an accidental citizen -- Heart of politics -- Loom of democracy -- Life in the company of strangers -- Classrooms and congregations -- Safe space for deep democracy -- Unwritten history of the heart.
Summary, etc.:
Palmer explores the dynamics of American politics, sifting the dynamics of Americans' inner lives for clues to reclaiming our national unity and pointing the way to a politics worthy of the human spirit, rooted in the commonwealth of compassion and creativity still found among "We the People." Democracy is a non-stop experiment in the strengths and weaknesses of our political institutions, local communities, and the human heart--its outcome can never be taken for granted. Palmer proposes practical and hopeful ways to learn how to hold the tensions of our differences in a manner that can restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people." --Adapted from publisher description.
Subject: Citizenship > United States.
Political participation > United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship.

Additional Resources