Chapter

On Time

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174540
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174542.003.0012
 On Time

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This chapter argues that the moral imagination requires us to develop the art of living in multiple time and space spheres. Multi-dimensionality is present even in the moments of greatest crisis, when the urgency of the situation seems to hinge on quick short-term decisions. Thus, we need the imagination of the past that lies before us. This imagination involves the capacity to restory, to find the narrative that gives meaning to life and ongoing relationships.

Keywords: peacebuilding; moral imagination; time; space; multi-dimensionality; restory

Chapter.  8172 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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