The Experience Of God / Edition 1

The Experience Of God / Edition 1

by Raimon Panikkar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800638255

ISBN-13: 9780800638252

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

In this beautiful meditation, Panikkar charts the paradoxes and possibilities of our experience of God.

Drawing on a wide range of sources, from the Bible and Western mystics to the Vedas and the Bhagavad Gita, he probes human language and silence, adoration and alienation, to find the root of all our experience in God and its special character in Christian

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In this beautiful meditation, Panikkar charts the paradoxes and possibilities of our experience of God.

Drawing on a wide range of sources, from the Bible and Western mystics to the Vedas and the Bhagavad Gita, he probes human language and silence, adoration and alienation, to find the root of all our experience in God and its special character in Christian encounter with Jesus.

He concludes with reflections on the many places - such as love, joy, suffering, pardon, nature, silence, and even evil - where we meet God today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800638252
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Sales rank:
569,588
Product dimensions:
0.32(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Speaking of God11
Requires a prior interior silence12
Has its own style13
Involves our whole being14
Regards God alone15
Needs the mediation of a belief15
Regards symbol and not concept17
Includes several meanings18
Does not exhaust the divine19
Leads back to a new silence19
2The experience of God23
The silence of life23
Constituents of the experience25
Faith, acts of faith, and belief29
The triple horizon of divinity33
Fragments on the experience of God38
Of initiation47
Passive attitude : yin55
3Christian experience of God61
Three visions of God and world61
Conceiving the divine63
Distinguishing Christ and Jesus68
Identification and identity70
Three texts75
Jesus of Nazareth80
4Privileged places of the experience of God89
Love94
The thou96
Joy102
Suffering105
Evil109
Pardon121
Crucial moments123
Nature127
Silence129
Propitious places135

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