DescriptionFirst published in 1980—and reissued here with a feisty new introductory essay—The Promise of Paradox launched Parker J. Palmer’s career as an author and his ongoing exploration of the contradictions that vex and enrich our lives. In this probing and heartfelt book, the distinguished writer, teacher, and activist examines some of the challenging questions at the core of Christian spirituality. How do we live with the apparent opposition between good and evil, scarcity and abundance, individuality and community, death and new life? We can hold them as paradoxes, not “either/ors,” allowing them to open our minds and hearts to new ways of seeing and being.
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Introduction to the 1980 Edition (Henri J. M. Nouwen).
Introduction to the 2008 Edition (Parker J. Palmer).
I In the Belly of a Paradox.
II The Stations of the Cross.
III Paradoxes of Community.
IV A Place Called Community.
V A World of Scarcity, a Gospel of Abundance.
VI The Conversion of Knowledge.