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The Power of Ideas

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781399800044

Price: £20

ON SALE: 11th October 2021

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General


‘The choice with which humankind is faced is between the idea of power and the power of ideas.’

From his appointment as Chief Rabbi in 1991, through to his death in November 2020, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks made an incalculable contribution not just to the religious life of the Jewish community but to the national conversation – and increasingly to the global community – on issues of ethics and morality.

Commemorating the first anniversary of his death, this volume brings together a compelling selection of Jonathan Sacks’ BBC Radio Thought for the Day broadcasts, Credo columns from The Times, and a range of articles published in the world’s most respected newspapers, along with his House of Lords speeches and keynote lectures.

First heard and read in many different contexts, these pieces demonstrate with striking coherence the developing power of Sacks’ ideas, on faith and philosophy alike. In each instance he brings to bear deep insights into the immediate situation at the time – and yet it as if we hear him speaking to us afresh, giving us new strength to face the challenges and complexities of today’s world.

These words of faith and wisdom shine as a beacon of enduring light in an increasingly conflicted cultural climate, and prove the timeless nature and continued relevance of Jonathan Sacks’ thought and teachings.

Reviews

Britain's most authentically prophetic voice
The Daily Telegraph
One of the most interesting thinkers, writers and speakers
The Spectator
Sacks has things to say that speak more directly to our present condition than anything in recent liberal thinking
New Statesman
One of the world's great voices for moral, spiritual, and historical awareness and for global peace
The John Templeton Foundation
One of the great moral thinkers of our time
Robert D. Putnam, author of Bowling Alone