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Lerner, Michael 1943-

Works: 61 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 8,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: E185.615, 305.896073
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Most widely held works by Michael Lerner
The left hand of God : taking back our country from the religious right by Michael Lerner( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addressing the central mystery of contemporary politics--why so many Americans vote against their own economic interests--this book provides a timely, blunt critique of the current state of faith in government. Social theorist Lerner challenges the Left to give up its deeply held fear of religion and to distinguish between a domination-oriented, Right-Hand-of-God tradition and a more compassionate and hope-oriented Left-Hand-of-God worldview. Further, Lerner describes the ways that Democrats have misunderstood and alienated significant parts of their potential constituency. To succeed again, Lerner argues, the Democratic Party must rethink its relationship to God, champion a progressive spiritual vision, reject the old bottom line that promotes the globalization of selfishness, and deal head-on which the very real spiritual crisis that many Americans experience every day.--From publisher description
Jews and Blacks : let the healing begin by Michael Lerner( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can Jews and Blacks be friends and allies once again? It's neither easy nor impossible, say Michael Lerner and Cornel West, in a dialogue that looks at the most pressing problems of contemporary America through the prism of the relationship between their two communities. The alliance between Blacks and Jews was the cornerstone of liberal politics for much of the twentieth century. Yet today there are people in each community who see their former ally as their most dangerous foe. In the current political climate, it would be easy to suggest we gloss over the differences and unite in the face of a common enemy: the reactionary right. But calls for unity are not likely to succeed unless they are based on working through the explosive issues that separate communities. West and Lerner refuse to compromise their deeply held views for the sake of unity. In a dialogue that is always respectful, though sometimes marked by tension, they help each other understand their different ways of looking at the world. Avoiding easy outs and quick fixes, they explore such subjects as Louis Farrakhan, Zionism, the economic inequalities between Jewish and Black communities, crime, and affirmative action. Both powerful public intellectuals, Lerner and West take on some of the most demanding problems of our time, in a sophisticated but extremely accessible way. They conclude with a plan for healing the rifts that have developed. But in a deeper sense, it is their dialogue itself that is healing. Lerner and West's relationship is a model rarely seen in American politics: two powerful men ready to explore differences, not afraid to disagree, and drawn through the course of the dialogue to grow closer and more caring for each other. The dialogue of this book is a model for both the Black and the Jewish communities, and it suggests that healing and transformation are possible, and that hope can triumph over cynicism and despair
The politics of meaning : restoring hope and possibility in an age of cynicism by Michael Lerner( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lerner, the editor of Tikkun magazine and a practicing psychotherapist, shows how liberals and progressives can reconstitute themselves as the pro-family and pro-values force in American society. They must, he argues, accept as legitimate Americans' hunger for meaning in their lives, which until now has led many to embrace the political Right. The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have described Lerner as "the guru of the White House," and Rush Limbaugh has singled him out for lengthy attacks. Still, Lerner argues that even President Clinton and the Democrats have lost the nerve to pursue a true politics-of-meaning program. The author contends that we and our politicians can no longer separate healing of the soul from healing of our political and social world. The selfishness and cynicism that is at the root of our spiritual and values crisis must itself be addressed to fix our "broken politics." Unfortunately, our competitive market rewards precisely those narrow-minded qualities that lead us to treat others as means to our own narrow ends. The most obvious manifestation of this crisis is in the growing difficulties many Americans face sustaining their families and loving relationships, and in the increased crime and violence in our society. But just as corrosive, the author argues, is Americans' growing willingness to accept as unchangeable, aspects of our economy and society that are in fact within our power to change - unemployment, environmental destruction, hunger, and homelessness
The new socialist revolution; an introduction to its theory and strategy by Michael Lerner( Book )
10 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jewish renewal : a path to healing and transformation by Michael Lerner( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jewish Renewal is more than a rethinking of Judaism - it is also a concrete and empathic guide to building a spiritually rich Jewish life. Its ideas are at the vanguard of Jewish thought, but its style assumes no previous knowledge and thus makes it a perfect introduction to what is most exciting in Jewish thought
Surplus powerlessness : the psychodynamics of everyday life-- and the psychology of individual and social transformation by Michael Lerner( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A source book for the study of personality and politics by Fred I Greenstein( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spirit matters by Michael Lerner( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best contemporary Jewish writing ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays, poems and short stories by Jewish authors most published between 1994-2000
Blacks & Jews ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early in the 20th century black and Jewish Americans joined forces against bigotry and for civil rights but in the late 1960's each group turned inward and the coalition fell apart. This film examines the history of this collaboration and recent racial conflicts between Afro-Americans and Jews and attempts at understanding and reconciliation, with particular emphasis on events in New York City and Oakland, California
Healing Israel/Palestine : a path to peace and reconciliation by Michael Lerner( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jews & Blacks : a dialogue on race, religion, and culture in America by Michael Lerner( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The socialism of fools : anti-semitism on the left by Michael Lerner( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Counterculture and revolution by David Horowitz( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embracing Israel/Palestine : a strategy to heal and transform the Middle East by Michael Lerner( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Embracing Israel/Palestine presents Rabbi Michael Lerner's continuing attempt to explain the current struggles between Israel and Palestine in a way that is sympathetic to both sides and provides a strategy to building a lasting peace based on acceptance, generosity, and open-hearted reconciliation"--Provided by publisher
Tikkun reader : 20th anniversary ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best Jewish writing, 2002 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tikkun : to heal, repair, and transform the world : an anthology ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harlem nights by Eddie Murphy( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eddie Murphy stars as Quick who has a scheme to keep mobsters from muscling in on the 1930s Harlem hot spot Club Sugar Ray
The politics of meaning [restoring hope and possibility in an age of cynicism] by Michael Lerner( Recording )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of the Politics of Meaning movement which focuses on providing meaning and purpose to workers' lives in order to improve their feeling of self-worth
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Alternative Names
Lerner, Michael.
Lerner, Michael 1943-
Lerner, Michael Albers 1943-
Lerner, Michael P.
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Lerner, Michael P. (Michael Phillip), 1943-
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