By Ira Rifkin
75 those who replaced the area is a superb, provocative choice of brief biographies of reformers, students, martyrs and mystics – of many religions – who shook up non secular notion and perform within the 20th century. the fast profiles make attention-grabbing studying – and, frequently, discovery – and the quotations and bibliographies following each one profile make this a fair extra useful source. it really is an admiring and instructive survey of influential non secular practitioners and pioneers. a party of the human spirit, excellent for either seekers and believers, the curious and the passionate, thinkers and doers, seventy five those who replaced the area is an authoritative consultant to the main artistic religious rules and activities of the prior century – a problem for us this day.
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We tallied their results, added a few of our own opinions and our analysis, and drew up the final list of seventy-five. You will no doubt find someone dear to you and your spiritual life missing. We apologize for that. If we had room, we no doubt would have included, for instance, Jean Vanier, John A. T. Robinson, Krister Stendahl, Bernie Glassman, John Shelby Spong, Joan Halifax, M. Basil Pennington, Louise Hay, Karl Rahner, William Sloane Coffin, Alan Watts, Gershom Scholem, and many many others.
Gurdjieff Aimee Semple McPherson Elijah Muhammad Bhaktivedanta Prabuphada Bertrand Russell Zalman Schachter-Shalomi William J. Seymour Shirdi Sai Baba Starhawk Desmond Tutu 2. THEY BORE WITNESS WITH THEIR LIVES ‘Abdu’l Bahá Daniel Berrigan Dietrich Bonhoeffer Mahatma Gandhi Gustavo Gutiérrez Martin Luther King, Jr. Oscar Romero Malcolm X 3. THEIR PRESENCE CHANGED THE WORLD Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) Billy Graham Abraham Joshua Heschel Pope John XXIII Pope John Paul II Ram Dass Rabindranath Tagore Vivekananda 4.
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75 People Who Changed the World by Ira Rifkin