Imagine Europe. The Search for European Identity and Spirituality

Luk Bouckaert & Johanan Eynikel (eds.) Imagine Europe. The Search for European Identity and Spirituality. Garant, Antwerpen/Apeldoorn, 2009. (This book may be available at: European SPES Forum)
Imagine Europe. The Search for European Identity and Spirituality

Imagine Europe. The Search for European Identity and Spirituality

Authors of the book share the idea of Europe as a space of unity-in-diversity based on relations of reciprocity and fraternity. They see it as Europe’s mission to enlarge its post-war idea of peace and integration into a global action. Even though the European Union started in the sphere of economics, it was from the beginning more than economics. Therefore this cahier calls for a stronger sense of spiritual commitment and moral imagination in Europe. It refers to a new generation of business leaders inspired by the paradigm of spirit-centered entrepreneurship.

Content

The search for European identity

  • Europe and the Idea of a Civil Economy (Stefano Zamagni)
  • Rosmini’s Socio-economic Personalism and the Soul of Europe (Carlos Hoevel)
  • A New Spirit of Europe (Edy Korthals Altes)
  • Contemporary Europeans’ Sense of Belonging (Rafal Riedel)
  • An Imaginable Europe (Jochanan Eynikel)

Spirituality in European business

  • Doing Business Ethics in Europe (Luk Bouckaert)
  • The Spirit-driven Organization (Gerrit Broekstra)
  • Beyond the Spiritual: the Common Good Model of CSR (Yuliya Shcherbinina and Helen Alford)
  • Light from India. Europe’s Search for Indian Economic Wisdom (Gerrit De Vylder)
  • Spirituality as Connectivity: a new business experience (Sesto Giovanni Castagnoli)