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Contents Preface xi Introduction 1 Part I. Prominent Searchers in the Past 1. A Pedagogy of the Heart: Saint Bonaventure’s Spiritual Itinerary 23 2. Walking Humbly with Your God: Jñanadev and the Warkari Movement 40 3. Wise Ignorance: Nicolaus of Cusa’s Search for Truth 58 4. The Natural Theology of the Chinese: Leibniz and Confucianism 80 5. Montesquieu’s Persian Letters: A Timely Classic 95 6. Beautiful Freedom: Schiller on the Aesthetic Education of Humanity 116 Part II. A Pedagogy for Our Troubled Times 7. Why the Classics Today? Lessons from Gadamer and de Bary 141 8. Canons or Cannons? On Mobilizing Global Democracy 154 9. An End to Evil: Conquest or Moral Pedagogy? 167 10. Transnational Citizenship: Paths beyond the Nation-State 188 11. Religious Freedom: Preserving the Salt of the Earth 205 12. Love and Justice: A Memorial Tribute to Paul Ricoeur 220 Appendixes A. Multiculturalism and the Good Life: Comments on Bhikhu Parekh 237 B. Modalities of Intercultural Dialogue: UNESCO at Sixty 246 C. In a Different Voice: Some Afterthoughts on Violence 254 D. Building Peace—How? 260 Notes 267 Index 311 ...


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