Centering Prayer in Daily Life and Ministry

Overview


This book, with its ecumenical group of contributors, celebrates Centering Prayer as a common ground for Christian unity. It marks the first time that people other than William Meninger, Basil Pennington, and Thomas Keating (the three Trappist monks who distilled Centering Prayer from the Christian contmeplative heritage) have written in depth on Centering Prayer, its benefits and effects in daily life and ministry. There are pieces by Thomas R. Ward, Jr., Gustave Reininger, Thomas Neenan, David Walton Miller, ...
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Overview


This book, with its ecumenical group of contributors, celebrates Centering Prayer as a common ground for Christian unity. It marks the first time that people other than William Meninger, Basil Pennington, and Thomas Keating (the three Trappist monks who distilled Centering Prayer from the Christian contmeplative heritage) have written in depth on Centering Prayer, its benefits and effects in daily life and ministry. There are pieces by Thomas R. Ward, Jr., Gustave Reininger, Thomas Neenan, David Walton Miller, Paul Lawson, Sarah Butler, David Forbes Morgan, Sandra Casey-Martus, and Jim Clark.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826410412
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 797,656
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


Father Thomas Keating is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher, and writer on contemplative prayer. A Cistercian (Trappist) monk of St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado, he is a founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and of Contemplative Outreach. He is the author of numerous books, particularly of the trilogy Open Mind, Open Heart; Invitation to Love; and The Mystery of Christ. Among his most recent books is The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living, compiled by S. Stephanie Iachetta.

Gustave Reininger is a founder and for many years a trustee of Contemplative Outreach, an ecumenical network that teachers Centering Prayer in churches, schools, and places of work.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 10
1 The Practice of Attention / Intention 13
2 Lectio Divina: The Gate Way to the Spiritual Journey and Centering Prayer 20
3 The Christian Contemplative Tradition and Centering Prayer 26
4 An Episcopalian Perspective on Centering Prayer 47
5 Taize and Centering Prayer: An Innovative Collaboration 58
6 Systems Theory and Centering Prayer 69
7 Pastoral Care with Centering Prayer 91
8 Christian Community and Centering Prayer 100
9 Priestly Spiritual Formation with Centering Prayer 107
10 From Conversion to Contemplation: Reflections on a Spiritual Journey 119
Appendix The Method of Centering Prayer 129
Contributors 136
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