Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose by Brian J. Mahan
Vocation and the Ethics of Ambition

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In the wise and often witty Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose, Brian Mahan considers the question of how it is possible to create a meaningful spiritual life while living in a culture that measures us by what we have rather than who we are. Drawing on nearly two decades of teaching experience. Brian Mahan shares stories of personal struggle and triumph that demonstrate how those who seek meaning and purpose have recalimed their authentic selves by resolving the inevitable tension between personal ambition and spiritual vibrancy.

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Brian J. Mahan a Catholic layperson, teaches at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Published January 4, 2002 by Jossey-Bass. 240 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Do we all have "shadow governments of compassion and idealism"? In this odd, sometimes disjointed but always engaging meditation on the relationship between vocation and ambition, Mahan ans

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Using illustrative material from William James, John Dean, Walker Percy, Leo Tolstoy, and others, the author comes up with plenty of material that will spur self-examination, especially in regard to the tug and pull between personal ambition and spirituality.

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