Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
  • Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
  • Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
  • Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
  • Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
ISBN: 1541675312
EAN13: 9781541675315
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2020
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Select Format Format: Hardcover Select Conditions Condition: Very Good


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.

Select Conditions
  • Very Good $6.01 Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
  • Good $6.01 Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
  • Acceptable $6.01 Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times
Book Overview

A distinguished religious leader's stirring case for reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values.

With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug abuse and depression on the rise, many fear what the future holds.

In Morality, respected faith leader and public intellectual Jonathan Sacks traces today's crisis to our loss of a strong, shared moral code and our elevation of self-interest over the common good. We have outsourced morality to the market and the state, but neither is capable of showing us how to live. Sacks leads readers from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the present day to show that there is no liberty without morality and no freedom without responsibility, arguing that we must all must play our part in rebuilding a common moral foundation.

A major work of moral philosophy, Morality is an inspiring vision of a world in which we can all find our place and face the future without fear.

Frequently Asked Questions About Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times

Book Reviews (7)

  |   7  reviews
Did you read Morality: Restoring The Common Good In Divided Times? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
This book deals with an issue that is relevant across the globe : as the world has eliminated physical disease and made huge technological progress, we have regressed in morality, where the strong destroy the weak and the pursuit of self-interest is the main goal of life. This pursuit only divides society further and personal happiness at the lowest level of extremism on the right and left growing every day consuming drugs at its highest.
   Unconvincing and not instructive
We chose this book for an adult Sunday school because we liked one of the author's previous books and seemed particularly relevant in today's world. The highlight of this book is unfortunately the Foreword. The author's lofty goals are never met. In our collective opinion, the author never even succeeded in making his fundamental case of American and British societies moving from a culture of “We ” to an “ I ” culture between the 1950s and today.
   Brilliant and wise critique of American society
Sacks reminds me of a Biblical prophet like Jeremiah, who has updated himself with the most insightful sociological and psychological concepts about the deteriorating condition of our society. It is a book that has disturbed, fascinated and provoked me and helped me to make sense of the societal craziness that is now operant. For example, Morality was published before the attempted coup d'état of the Capitol on 1621, but its chapter on Identity Politics gave me unexpected insights on why it happened.
   Inspiration for the challenging times in which we live
Rabbi Sacks combines inspiring wisdom with data - driven insight, wrapped in a package of timeless prose.
   Need to read it twice
Another great erudition. from Rabbi Sacks of the ultimate challenge of the 21st century. He explains, puts into context, gives suggested remedies, dire. predictions, and ultimately ends on the most Jewish of all themes-hope, optimism and a. path. toward a. full. remedy. Bravo!
   Rabbi Sacks' Best Book Yet!
He offers his own personal anecdotes together with Jewish wisdom to show the importance of restoring morality in the world. We need to move out of the I and into the We.
   Purchased audio book, three chapters in I ordered hardback as well
I tend to listen on Audible to Rabbi Sacks'books. His calm, kind and assuring voice is great on road trips, but I find it to be downright restorative as an American living in the 2020s. Three chapters into this book I had to stop and order the hardback so that I could highlight rather than continue taking so many notes. If you are seeking a greater understanding of the world at large, want to identify the traps you have fallen into and are seeking hope for what you can do to at least get yourself and your family out of the line of fire, this is the book for you. It is not a casual read. I can not imagine someone reading it and not putting it on their reference shelf to return to time and time again as years pass by. In this book there is old wisdom. I am grateful to Rabbit Sacks for writing it.