Please Dont Tickle The Tiger yF reverent leaders teachers philosophers and parents andet also "Points Out The Places Where Reverence Is Lacking Or Misunderstood "out the places where reverence is lacking or misunderstood is particularly critical of political and spiritual leaders who lack true reverence in their treatment of those they serve Even though this book was written a bit before current world events so many passages seem like warnings for us today Well worth reading I imagine his intended readership is oung Evangelical know it alls so it drags in the first third or so Would re read the sections on leadership I really wanted to love this book because it addresses a topic that really need attention But the book is 8x a topic that really need attention But the book is 8x than it should be Get a good editor man He repeats ideas and circles around things without ever making clear points most of the time It s frustrating and at times contradictory My other issue with it is the tendency of the author to resolve intellectual conflict by rushing to the resolution and stating there is no inherent conflict of ou understand it right It s like saying a husband and wife would never really fight if they understood marriage in the perfect way It s absurd and ou have to go through the mess of working out contradictions and compromises Other than that though good book A very preachable little gem. O some religions misuse reverence Must reverence be humorless In the process Woodruff shows convincingly how reverence plays an unseen part in virtually every human
relationship Elegantly written thoughtful et urgent Reverence is sure to reach out to a wide variety of people interested Elegantly written thoughtful et urgent Reverence is sure to reach out to a wide variety of people interested the moral health of Western culture showing how our own intellectual and spiritual legacy can guide us than we realiz. .
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Rfully expressed I was reading it at the time of the Christchurch shootings and was able to observe what Woodruff was getting at as i watched Jacinta Adern leading the people of New Zealand and all of us through the traumaI found the book a little repetitive but still worth reading I will endeavour to be reverent in "my attitude to people and events around me I ll keep this one It filled with applicable ideas "attitude to people and events around me I keep this one It is filled with applicable ideas both philosophy class and for sermons Woodruff explores the concept of reverence particularly in ancient Greek and Chinese societies successfully pulling it away from the assumed connection to religion It is a practice inspired by awe but not awe itself Observation of ceremony and ritual is a part of it but insufficient to meet the idea fully He makes the case that it is a virtue itself and thus applicable to how we lead our lives I particularly enjoyed his application of this idea to teaching and to leadership Read it with a pencil in hand In Reverence Renewing a Forgotten Virtue classics translator and expert Paul Woodruff makes a case for reverence as a much needed virtue for our times And a reverence that should permeate all facets of society politics religion education and family life Often drawing heavily from the classics he presents examples Ne for other virtues like respect humility and charity Ranging widely over diverse cultural terrain from Philip Larkin to ancient Greek poetry from modern politics to Chinese philosophy Woodruff shows how absolutely essential reverence is to a well functioning society He tackles some thorny uestions How does reverence allow not only for leaders but for followers What role does reverence play in religion ,
A book of wisdom makes me want to be a better person and some way shows me how This is a very wise book in both senses By drawing on sources mostly from ancient Greece and China and illustrating with examples from the contemporary western world sports politics family religion education Woodruff makes a compelling case that reverence as he defines it is a cardinal ie trans cultural virtue Also and not incidentally I take Woodruff to be an exemplar of philosophical writing he is eually erudite and accessible I Will Share His will share his on teaching with my philo Book read for summer reading terrible terrible book really the worst Every time I tried to read it I fell asleep A great start to college I read this because my university program asked me to over the summer It was definitely interesting and made me think differently about our virtues but i don t think i virtues but I don t think I choose to read this book again This book looks at the virtue of reverence which comes from awe shame and respect It is an interesting review of Greek and Chinese examples Paul comes across with an irreverent air much of the time which turned me off to buying that this deserves absolute following Great overall message but tries to sell it too hard The notion behind this book is noble and at times wonde. Reverence is an ancient virtue dating back thousands of ears It survives among us in half forgotten patterns of behavior and in the vestiges of old ceremonies Yet Paul Woodruff says we have lost sight of reverence This short elegiac volume makes an impassioned case for the fundamental importance of the forgotten virtue of reverence "And How Awe For "how awe for greater than oneself can indeed must be a touchsto. ,