To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility (Paperback)
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To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 08/03/2006
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More than any previous generation, we have been tempted to imagine that the individual's needs are the sole source of meaning. Here Rabbi Sacks argues that this pre-occupation with self is a mistake and that ethics are concerned with the life we live together. Rabbi Sacks shows a profound engagement with the human condition today, talking with as much authority about Sigmund Freud or Karl Marx as he does about the Bible. This is a clarion call to the outside world to come to its senses. 'There is much of great wisdom here, for readers of all faiths and none.' Bishop of Thetford 'A book for our time. Sacks writes with a quiet passion that is accessible to religionist and secularist alike... a desperately needed transfusion of hope.' Catholic Herald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826480392
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Excerpt in The Tablet, March 2009
'Jonathan Sacks is one of the most eminnet religious scholars of our time and his book should interest Jews and non-Jews alike.' -- Booklist
'There is much of great wisdom here, for readers of all faiths and none.' Bishop of Thetford 'A book for our time. Sacks writes with a quiet passion that is accessible to religionist and secularist alike... a desperately needed transfusion of hope.' Catholic Herald
'Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mixes stories, philosophy and theology to show Judaism's power to transform individuals and society through love and ethics. Much of what he says is equally applicable to Islam.' Ziauddin Sardar, Independent, Books of the Year
'The Chief Rabbi's books are always worth reading and this is no exception. He writes with characteristic generosity, wisdom and passion....His reading of the Hebrew Bible is immensely subtle...Throughout he makes ethics live through many, often deeply moving stories...Reading this will deepen your understanding of the OT or of Judaism.' Christianity, 17/11/2006 -- Nick Spencer
'[A] marvelous gift to the Jewish community and to people of all faiths and nations. I know of no contemporary author...whose ideology is so heavily invested in "social justice," who has presented the grandeur and breadth of Jewish social ideals in such a unique and absolutely elegant fashion....It should be read by every rabbi, synagogue president and Federation leader, as well as by clergy and political leaders everywhere...his inspiring contribution, and what makes this volume so extraordinary and so valuable, lies precisely in his remarkable presentation and its is applicability to the human condition...Rabbi Sacks has produced a text which should not only be read but which should be studied in every Jewish and non-Jewish education program in the English speaking world.' ~ Conservative Judaism -- Stanley M Wagner
"Required reading...As always Sack's work is eminently readable. Analytical but not to the point of paralysis, Sacks holds the reader with an easy style and gripping illustrations. By the time one is midway through this excellent book you really have an understanding of where he is going in defining responsibility...A rich joy to read and a highly recommended book." -- David Gifford, Baptist Times * Baptist Times *
'The only force equal to a fundamentalism of hate is a counter-fundamentalism of love.' * Blurb from reviewer *
Mention of book in article 'Running with the Foxes' -- Stephen Cherry * Church Times *
'...Sacks illuminates an aspirational set of principles that could be a guide to all mankind.' -- Jane Clements * Common Ground *
'...powerful, timely and full of profound insights.' -- Ziauddin Sardar * N C J W Journal *
Excerpt from book in The Tablet, 2007 * Tablet, The *
"There is a fair amount about ethics of responsibility in current debate among Christian moral theologians. That, along with the reputation of Jonathan Sacks would perhaps suffice to recommend this volume to many in various branches of Christianity. Picking it up and reading it, moreover, only serves to strengthen the recommendation. Sack's approach to reflection upon these subjects will, I think, prove to be quite novel and refreshing to most Christians...Of particular use to our wider society may be his observation that what makes a culture invulnerable is the compassion it shows to the vulnerable. I doubt very much that I have put this book down for the last time." -- Bernard Hoose * The Furrow *

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