Magazine article Tikkun

New Spiritual Progressive Social Theory and Strategy from Michael Lerner; the Left Hand of God

Magazine article Tikkun

New Spiritual Progressive Social Theory and Strategy from Michael Lerner; the Left Hand of God

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"Michael Lerner is the most significant prophetic public intellectual and spiritual leader of our generation. The Left Hand of God is a powerful and intellectually compelling contribution to social and political theory and to an understanding of the psychodynamics of American politics. Secular intellectuals and those who yearn for a major change in the direction of American society must read this book--and join with religious and spiritual people to build the kind of strategy Lerner develops. Share these ideas with everyone you know--because just sharing these profound ideas that Lerner presents in such an accessible manner is itself a great contribution you could make to healing our country." --Cornel West, Princeton University Professor of Religion and author of Race Matters

"Michael Lerner is a rare voice of sanity and intelligence in a nation where our moral values have been corrupted by the greed of the market and the ambitions of empire. He gives eloquent voice to our yearning for a union of the spiritual and the rational in the quest for peace and justice." --Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

In The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right, Rabbi Michael Lerner introduces a fundamentally new approach to what it would mean to take spiritual needs seriously in our personal and political lives.

This is not only the wisdom that liberals and progressives need in order to win elections and marginalize the Right--it is a profoundly new social theory that applies to politics the wisdom of the world's spiritual and religious traditions, as well as feminist and queer theory, critical theory, integral psychology and philosophy, and ecology. Lerner brings these insights to bear on the most pressing issues we face today: the economy, our healthcare system, education, the environment, and foreign policy. …

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