Conscious Love: Insights from Mystical Christianity
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Conscious Love: Insights from Mystical Christianity

by Richard Smoley
     
 
Though love is a perennial topic for writers of all kinds, much of what is written aboutlove is simplistic and unsatisfying. In Conscious Love, Richard Smoley—an expert on the esoteric traditions of mystical Christianity—incorporates insights and wisdom about love from noted thinkers in literature, art, philosophy, sociology, cultural criticism, and

Overview

Though love is a perennial topic for writers of all kinds, much of what is written aboutlove is simplistic and unsatisfying. In Conscious Love, Richard Smoley—an expert on the esoteric traditions of mystical Christianity—incorporates insights and wisdom about love from noted thinkers in literature, art, philosophy, sociology, cultural criticism, and even neurology. This remarkable book offers a blueprint for infusing conscious love into human relationships.

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"Smoley, former editor of the journal Gnosis and author of Inner Christianity and Forbidden Faith, is adept at unknotting the paradoxes of spiritual traditions and making new connections across centuries and languages. In his newest book, he tackles the vexed question of love, which he avers has a unique place at the center of Christian spirituality yet eludes precise classification-as most know, there are at least four words translated as "love" in New Testament Greek alone. Smoley has written that rare book that should exert a strong appeal for Christian and non-Christian readers alike. Highly recommended." - (Library Journal,July 2008)
Library Journal

Smoley, former editor of the journal Gnosis and author of Inner Christianity and Forbidden Faith, is adept at unknotting the paradoxes of spiritual traditions and making new connections across centuries and languages. In his newest book, he tackles the vexed question of love, which he avers has a unique place at the center of Christian spirituality yet eludes precise classification-as most know, there are at least four words translated as "love" in New Testament Greek alone. Smoley has written that rare book that should exert a strong appeal for Christian and non-Christian readers alike. Highly recommended.
—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787988708
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Smoley is the author of Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition; Forbidden Faith: A Secret History of Gnosticism; The Essential Nostradamus; and (with Jay Kinney) Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions. Smoley is the former editor of Gnosis magazine and the current editor of Quest Books.

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