Experiencing God The Three Stages of Prayer

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In Experiencing God, Thomas H. Green, S.J., reminds us that prayer is, above all, a relationship with God and a deepening of our experience of God. Fr. Green spent a lifetime teaching fellow Christians to pray. Experiencing God is a treasury of his best insights. Drawn Green's lectures, Experiencing God is now in print for the first time—a fitting commemoration of the faithful life and work of this beloved teacher and author.

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In Experiencing God, Thomas H. Green, S.J., reminds us that prayer is, above all, a relationship with God and a deepening of our experience of God. Fr. Green spent a lifetime teaching fellow Christians to pray. Experiencing God is a treasury of his best insights. Drawn Green's lectures, Experiencing God is now in print for the first time—a fitting commemoration of the faithful life and work of this beloved teacher and author.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594712456
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 325,773
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Thomas H. Green, S.J. (1932-2009), was an internationally recognized teacher, mentor, and author, best known for his classic works on prayer, including Opening to God, When the Well Runs Dry, and Weeds Among the Wheat. Fr. Green served as the Spiritual Director of San Jose Seminary, Manila, Philippines, and Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Ateneo de Manila University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Daniel Huang vii

Part 1 Getting to Know God 1

Prayer: An Opening and an Encounter 3

The Real Beginning: Vocal Prayer 5

Encounter Is Not a Technique 13

Good Working Order 17

Three Means of Gaining Self-Knowledge 23

Part 2 From Knowing to Loving 39

He, Thou, and You 41

Three Stages of Growth 49

Between Talking and Listening 57

God Becomes Real: Preparing for Contemplation 63

Learning to Give 69

Part 3 From Loving to Truly Loving 77

Contemplation: Purifying Transformation 81

Contemplation: Divinization 89

At Home in the Dark 95

Meeting God Face to Face 99

Becoming Adults: The Will 103

Conclusion 109

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