Category Archives: Sanderson Beck

Wisdom Books: NonViolent Action Handbook by Sanderson Beck

I believe that our violent and plutocratic society needs a nonviolent revolution to end the neo-imperialist policies of the United States Government by democratic means so that we can have governments of real compassion, liberty, and true justice for all. This transformation of militarism must be nonviolent, not only because any violent attempt would be crushed by force, but because we are opposed to using violence. This ultimate revolution of our historic era is essentially a revolution to end the use of massive force in wars as instruments of social and political control. The process is one of converting hearts and minds by demonstrating the better ways of using education, communication, democracy, and active nonviolent persuasion. As George Harrison sang, “With our love we can change the world, if they only knew.” I have faith that the actions of loving people will bring about a more peaceful society. I hope you will help.

~ Sanderson Beck

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Wisdom Books: Confucius and Socrates: Teaching Wisdom by Sanderson Beck

This detailed study of the lives and teachings of Confucius and Socrates compares how and what they taught in order to help others to become wiser. The appendix includes English translations of ancient texts describing their teaching in action.

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Book Review: Wisdom Bible by Sanderson Beck

Wisdom Bible is a collection of the greatest spiritual and philosophical classics from ancient Daoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Platonism, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Whole texts are included, but only selections from the Qur’an. The four Gospels are synthesized into one narrative combining all the elements.

About the Author:
Sanderson Beck earned a B.A. in Dramatic Art from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Religious Studies from UCSB, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from World University. He has taught dozens of college courses in philosophy, psychology, world civilization, etc. He is the author of numerous books, including the HISTORY OF PEACE and the ETHICS OF CIVILIZATION series as well as translating and editing the WISDOM BIBLE. He has been active in the world peace movement since 1982 and is president and founder of World Peace Communications. He was a presidential candidate in 2003 until he endorsed Dennis Kucinich.

Paperback/Hardback: 920 pages

Publisher: World Peace Communications

Publishing Date: May 2002

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