Modern Spiritual Masters: Writings on Contemplation and Compassion

Modern Spiritual Masters: Writings on Contemplation and Compassion

by Robert Ellsberg
     
 

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Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodied a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. Each opposed a style of spirituality focused entirely on the inner life, while at the same time stressing the

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Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodied a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. Each opposed a style of spirituality focused entirely on the inner life, while at the same time stressing the importance of prayer and silence as the foundation for service and activism. Balancing contemplation and compassion, these figures - including some of the world's best-known spiritual writers - represent a model of spirituality sensitive to tradition as well as the challenges of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570757884
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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