November 10, 2010
Noted Philosopher Jacob Needleman To Speak on "Rediscovering The American Soul" Nov. 15
Jacob Needleman, bestselling author and professor emeritus of philosophy at San Francisco State University, will speak at Samford during a two-day visit beginning Monday, Nov. 15, with a program titled, "Rediscovering the American Soul: A Conversation with Jacob Needleman". The event will take place in Bolding Studio at 6 p.m., preceded by a reception at 5 p.m.
The program is free-of-charge and open to the public but reservations are required. Follow the link below to learn more and register.
In his book The American Soul, Needleman delves into the beliefs and values that have shaped our culture, moving beyond politics to find the metaphysical and psychological ideas that define America and can help unify us. "America, for all its flaws, is still a place where we can work together and search for truth," he has said. "We need to value this country for that much more than we do. America is the place where we can find our proper duty to ourselves, to God, and to the earth".
Needleman also will speak at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in convocation in Reid Chapel. "Philosophy as a Spiritual Search” will be his topic for this presentation in the series of A. Gerow Hodges Lectures in Ethics and Leadership. His other books include What is God?; Why Can’t We Be Good?; Time and the Soul; Money and the Meaning of Life; The Wisdom of Love; The Heart of Philosophy; Lost Christianity; The Way of the Physician; A Sense of the Cosmos; and The New Religions, among others.