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Overview


In Being in Love, William Johnston addresses the question of the purpose of prayer. He shares with the reader the discovery of new ways to a prayerful life that is both meditative and active. His message is to surrender in love to God, to love God with one's own being, through prayer. Here Being in Love shows us how to pray-with heart, mind, intellect and body-as a form of communicating with God, one another, and the world around us. Johnston reveals, using his relationship with the Eastern traditions as a backdrop, the need and importance of finding stillness in our inner lives. He demonstrates in a clear and practical way, how we can make prayer a place for meditation and personal growth.
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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The fact that the Jesuit author lives in Japan helps explain the references to Zen Buddhism. With a title appropriated from Bernard Lonegren who speaks of an ecstatic love like that of the mystics, and addressed to an alter ego, he approaches prayer as a path for personal growth as well as communication with God. Lacks a bibliography. Paper edition (unseen), $17.00. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Spiritual Book News
An inspiring and instructive overview of Christian prayer.
American Baptist
May well become a classic. . . . Blends the traditional and mystical in a fresh way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823219131
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 171
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William Johnston S.J., an Irish priest who teaches at Sophia University in Tokyo, is the author of many acclaimed books, including, from Fordham University Press, Christian Zen: A Way of Meditation, Being in Love: The Practice of Christian Prayer, and Silent Music: The Science of Meditation.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition 5
1 Being in Love 9
2 Prayer and the Body (1) 18
3 Prayer and the Body (2) 27
4 Ways of Praying 35
5 Grades of Prayer 44
6 Prayer in Nature 51
7 Existential Prayer 56
8 Quietism 63
9 Ego, Self, God 69
10 The Mystery of Jesus 76
11 Crisis 82
12 Second Journey 90
13 Return to Paradise 100
14 Existential Dread 108
15 Night 115
16 Prayer of Suffering 122
17 Being-in-Love 129
18 Dialogue 140
19 Discernment 148
20 Social Consciousness 161
Index 167
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