A teacher, therapist, and writer, Vernon Ruland here weaves the strands of his remarkable life into a fascinating selfportrait. From the blue-collar parishes of his native Erie, Pennsylvania, to ministries around the world, Ruland traces a life of vocation, service, and discovery. An activist against the Vietnam War, counselor to troubled people in hospitals, prisons, and schools, and distinguished scholar of world religions, psychology, ethics, and philosophy, Ruland takes stock of all these accomplishments. He also reflects movingly on the deep valuesas a human being first, then as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, and priestthat give meaning and mission to his life.
|Publisher:||Fordham University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Vernon Ruland, S.J., teaches at the University of San Francisco. His books include Sacred Lies and Silences: A Psychology of Religious Disguise and Imagining the Sacred: Soundings in World Religions, awarded the National Jesuit Book Award.