Journey to the Heart: Christian Contemplation through the Centuries - An Illustrated Guide by Kim Nataraja
Journey to the Heart: Christian Contemplation through the Centuries - An Illustrated Guide
Author: Kim Nataraja
Title: Journey to the Heart: Christian Contemplation through the Centuries - An Illustrated Guide
ISBN10: 1570759383
ISBN13: 978-1570759383
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Orbis Books; Illustrated Guide edition (January 10, 2012)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1425 kb
Size epub: 1559 kb
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Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
The contemplative tradition in Christianity traces its origins back to Mt. Carmel, the prophet Elijah s mountain-top place of encounter with divine power. In the Gospels, we frequently read that Jesus withdrew to quiet places to pray. These biblical precedents have inspired a tradition of contemplation through the centuries and this remarkable book reveals the life and teachings of the great spiritual teachers and Christian mystics, including St. John, Origen, St. Benedict, Julian of Norwich, St. John of the Cross, Meister Eckhart, and modern day mystics like Thomas Merton, Simone Weil, Etty Hillesum, Bede Griffiths, and John Main. The contributors themselves offer an array of leading spiritual writers, including Laurence Freeman, Esther de Waal, Kallistos Ware, Shirley du Boulay, and many more.