October WCC Reads! – Humankind: A Hopeful History

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You are encouraged to read Rutger Bregman’s Humankind: A Hopeful History (2019, Hachette Book Group). Bregman, a Dutch historian, makes a compelling argument that people are not as bad as we are led to think by politicians, theologians, psychologists, novelists, historians, economists, and journalists. In fact, he maintains, human beings are more likely to exhibit empathy and cooperation rather than cold-hearted, selfish behaviors in times of social stress. In this season of social stress, this may...

October WCC Reads! – Humankind: A Hopeful History

Online

You are encouraged to read Rutger Bregman’s Humankind: A Hopeful History (2019, Hachette Book Group). Bregman, a Dutch historian, makes a compelling argument that people are not as bad as we are led to think by politicians, theologians, psychologists, novelists, historians, economists, and journalists. In fact, he maintains, human beings are more likely to exhibit empathy and cooperation rather than cold-hearted, selfish behaviors in times of social stress. In this season of social stress, this may...

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