Edwin Friedman’s, ‘A Failure of Nerve’

Part 1: How Societies Become Imaginatively Gridlocked and How This Can Be Overcome

Part 2: Understanding the Chronically Anxious Society

Part 3: The Data Addiction and How to Kick the Habit

Part 4: Why Empathy Doesn’t Work

Part 5: The Imperative of Self-Differentiation

Part 6: The Perverse Operations of Emotional Triangles and Dealing with Sabotage



About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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8 Responses to Edwin Friedman’s, ‘A Failure of Nerve’

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  2. Failure of Nerve is one of those rare books that has you thinking about it long after you have read it. And that’s a good thing, because the ideas in this book are important to think about. Thanks for stimulating my own thinking further with your reviews.

    • Thank you, David. I have found it to be one of those books that constantly sparks thoughts related to other subjects, as it is a book that has bearing on the posture with which you approach every area of life and thought to some degree or other. It becomes worked into your mental and personal apparatus, as it were. It has clarified my thinking on a host of different matters.

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  6. thanks so much for this review series. I read your review with gusto, now i am reading the book and enjoying your comments on it. i only wish i had time to dialogue more on it now but feel it is a very significant book and i appreciate your evaluation and appropriation from and for a Christian context. good stuff.

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