WGBH Forum Network; Left Hand of God, The: Responding to the Religious Right
The Left Hand of God: Responding to the Religious Right Reb. Michael Lerner, rabbi, writer, editor Internationally renowned theologian Rabbi Michael Lerner examines the new roles that religion and faith play in American political life in his new book The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right. While the Right presents a self-serving and distorted vision of traditional religious values, the Left continues to ignore the spiritual needs of the American people. Lerner presents a vision that incorporates and goes beyond the ideas of contemporary liberal politics as he articulates an eight-point spiritual covenant with America. Rabbi Michael Lerner is internationally known as the editor of Tikkun Magazine: A Bimonthly Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture and Society. He earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley and in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute. He is rabbi of Beyt Tikkun synagogue, which meets in San Francisco and Berkeley.
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THE LEFT HAND OF GOD: RESPONDING TO THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT REB. MICHAEL LERNER, RABBI, WRITER, EDITOR
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED THEOLOGIAN RABBI MICHAEL LERNER EXAMINES THE NEW ROLES THAT RELIGION AND FAITH PLAY IN AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE IN HIS NEW BOOK THE LEFT HAND OF GOD: TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY FROM THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT. WHILE THE RIGHT PRESENTS A SELF-SERVING AND DISTORTED VISION OF TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS VALUES, THE LEFT CONTINUES TO IGNORE THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. LERNER PRESENTS A VISION THAT INCORPORATES AND GOES BEYOND THE IDEAS OF CONTEMPORARY LIBERAL POLITICS AS HE ARTICULATES AN EIGHT-POINT SPIRITUAL COVENANT WITH AMERICA.
RABBI MICHAEL LERNER IS INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN AS THE EDITOR OF TIKKUN MAGAZINE: A BIMONTHLY JEWISH CRITIQUE OF POLITICS, CULTURE AND SOCIETY. HE EARNED A PHD IN PHILOSOPHY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY AND IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FROM THE WRIGHT INSTITUTE. HE IS RABBI OF BEYT TIKKUN SYNAGOGUE, WHICH MEETS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND BERKELEY.
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