Men in Black Dresses
A Quest for the Future Among Wisdom-makers of the Middle East
By (author) Yvonne L. Seng
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Men in Black Dresses by Yvonne L. Seng
Book DescriptionIf we pause long enough, we can hear, above the din of our planet's rapid globalization and technological advancement, the quiet voices of spiritual leaders from ancient faiths. Middle East historian Yvonne Seng asks, What can these modern Desert Fathers with their long history of survival advise us on the future of our planet? Her intellectual quest rapidly becomes a personal journey that turns her Western training and perceptions on their head. Men In Black Dresses takes the reader behind the walls of desert monasteries, Sufi enclaves, ancient cathedrals and mosques -- where the author knocks, uninvited, and waits for the wise men to allow her in. Once inside, they discuss the universal concerns of the environment and the Internet, the building of a global community, and the education of coming generations, as well as the state of the human spirit.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743477260
(209mm x 134mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Yvonne L. Seng
Yvonne Seng, Ph.D., is a cultural historian specializing in the Middle East and Turkey. Based in Washington, D.C., she has taught courses on peace studies at American University's Center for Global Peace, and on religion, history and Islamic culture at Georgetown and Princeton Universities and Wesley Theological Seminary. In 2000, she was a speaker at the State of the World Forum's special session on faith and technology. Born in Australia, she has worked and traveled widely in the Middle East.
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