The Wisdom of Generosity

The Wisdom of Generosity

A Reader in American Philanthropy

by William L. Jackson

Imprint: Baylor University Press

461 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781602580596
  • Published: November 2008



William Jackson bestows a rich collection that presents the depth of American generosity. Drawing upon an abundant variety of genres--myths, proverbs, poems, letters, short stories, news stories, folktales, sermons, and essays--this interesting and useful collection documents the religious dimensions of American philanthropy. The Wisdom of Generosity not only chronicles the manifestations of philanthropy but also reveals philanthropy's integral connection with American history and how Americans are still striving to fulfill their original promises. This Reader offers classic yet fresh resources for reflecting on the heritage of American giving.