The First Sight

The First Sight

by Laurence Freeman
     
 

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In his latest book, Laurence Freeman shows that the basic experience of contemplation is the experience of faith and that we all need to develop this in order to become fully human. We are all capable of it - indeed we are designed for it.

Freeman re-defines faith for our secular age. He draws on his wide experience and travels in the modern world to show how a

Overview

In his latest book, Laurence Freeman shows that the basic experience of contemplation is the experience of faith and that we all need to develop this in order to become fully human. We are all capable of it - indeed we are designed for it.

Freeman re-defines faith for our secular age. He draws on his wide experience and travels in the modern world to show how a new sense of the spiritual dimension can transform the way we approach education, business, mental health, the environment, inter-religious dialogue and our view of ourselves in society.

Moving from this new vision and fresh thinking, illustrated vividly from his own life experience, he leads to practice. Meditation, he shows, offers an accessible and attractive antidote to the current cult of speed and distraction. He does not deny that this needs discipline but because it is radically simple it is a path that all can integrate.

First Sight is the sequel to Laurence Freeman's acclaimed book Jesus: the Teacher Within.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441161574
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
633,787
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. His books include Light Within, Web of Silence, Common Ground and Jesus: The Teacher Within.

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