Jacob Needleman

"Rediscovering the American Soul: A Conversation with Jacob Needleman"

Bestselling author and philosopher Dr. Jacob Needleman visited Samford University on November 15th and 16th, 2010. On the evening of the 15th, he gave a lecture with insights from his book The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders. The event was well-attended, with guests from the university and the community.

During his visit, Dr. Needleman also gave a presentation on "Philosophy as a Spiritual Search" to a large group of Samford undergraduate students, as part of the Mann Center's ongoing A. Gerow Hodges Lectures in Ethics and Leadership.

Dr. Jacob NeedlemanDr. Jacob NeedlemanDr. Jacob Needleman and Dr. John KnappAudience in Bolding Studio

After Monday night's program, Dr. John Knapp spoke with Dr. Needleman about American history and politics. Similar interviews with other thought leaders are available here.



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