ON BEGINNING FROM WITHIN by Douglas V. Steere

ON BEGINNING FROM WITHIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As against the many books calling for a new order based on collectivist action of one sort or another, this group of thoughtful essays affirms the value of the individual saint in redeeming the world. They are concerned with the intensification of the life of God in the individual hearts of men. They examine the relation of the saint to society, the source of the authority that a saint exercises, the nurture of the inward life by devotional exercise, and the debt of theology to devotion and the significance to the individual of the universal experience of death. The author is a professor of philosophy at Haverford College and a Quaker, and a philosophical approach and an emphasis upon the inward life are to be expected. Nevertheless, this book should have a much wider appeal, to all seekers of the truth.

Publisher: Harper