The Soul Knows No Bars: Inmates Reflect on Life, Death, and Hope

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Social Science - 212 pages
The Soul Knows No Bars is a unique book, co-authored by Drew Leder, and inmates at the Maryland State Penitentiary. Taking off from the texts by Foucault, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Buber, Cornel West, and others, the men speak of the impact within their lives of power, violence, sexual and racial identity, incarceration, and the liberation of spirit possible even in a maximum-security cell.

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Leder (philosophy, Loyola Coll.; Spiritual Passages: Embracing Life's Sacred Journey) considers himself a "Jewish Quaker" with "Hindu beliefs." This eclectic spiritual sensibility led him to study and ... Read full review


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