On Pied Pipers

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174540
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835409 | DOI:
 On Pied Pipers

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This chapter examines the connection of art to the pragmatics of political change in the world. It argues that art and finding our way back to our humanity are connected. Constructive social change, like art, comes in fits and starts. The greatest movements forward often germinated from something that collapsed, fell to the ground, and then sprouted something that moved beyond what was then known. Those seeds, like the artistic process itself, touched the moral imagination. To believe in healing is to believe in the creative act.

Keywords: change; application; artistic processes; creative act

Chapter.  5690 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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