Inner Journey: Views from the Christian Tradition (Parabola Anthology Series)
  • Inner Journey: Views from the Christian Tradition (Parabola Anthology Series)
  • Inner Journey: Views from the Christian Tradition (Parabola Anthology Series)

Inner Journey: Views from the Christian Tradition (Parabola Anthology Series)

by Lorraine Kisly
     
 

For over three decades, those for whom religion is a path of discovery and questioning have found insight in the pages of Parabola. This thoughtful anthology collects the magazine’s best writings on Christianity, featuring articles from Thomas Merton, Elaine Pagels, Philip Zaleski, Thomas Keating, and 20 other authors who vividly explore what it means

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For over three decades, those for whom religion is a path of discovery and questioning have found insight in the pages of Parabola. This thoughtful anthology collects the magazine’s best writings on Christianity, featuring articles from Thomas Merton, Elaine Pagels, Philip Zaleski, Thomas Keating, and 20 other authors who vividly explore what it means to be a Christian. The collection combines poetry and folklore with incisive interviews and cogent essays on topics such as the search for self, attention and remembrance, transformational knowledge, and worldly and divine works. A lavish, full-color, 16-page set of plates brilliantly conveys the rich variety within the tradition. From full works of great intricacy to passages of pure insight, The Inner Journey: Views from the Christian Tradition spans the tradition’s greatest trends. For readers looking for an introduction to Christianity or those seeking to expand their knowledge of it, the journey in this book inspires and enlightens.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596750081
Publisher:
Morning Light Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
PARABOLA Anthology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Turning home1
The gift of the call2
The return12
Winding the golden string14
To whom much was forgiven20
The night journey of Nicodemus28
Ch. 2The search for the self39
Am I the innkeeper?40
Awakening to the present : interview with father Thomas Keating46
Consumed by either fire or fire54
Ch. 3Unseen warfare65
Become what you are : interview with brother David Steindl-Rast66
Fire proveth iron80
Silence of the heart88
The battle for person in the heart101
Ch. 4Attention and remembrance113
Den of thieves114
The gift of life119
Ear of the heart130
Going out of oneself134
On not speaking137
Ch. 5A body of beauty and love141
The energy of life142
Image and likeness : interview with Bishop Kallistos Ware148
The door to joy162
Washing the feet169
Living in communion : interview with Father Thomas Hopko179
The call of service193
Ch. 6"Worldly and divine work"199
First things200
Between work and prayer, prayer and work203
The life of spiritual combat : interview with Abbot Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B.207
Our lady's tumbler216
Singer, text, and song219
Zeal in detachment227
Transformative suffering232
Learning to die236
Ch. 7Transformational knowledge251
The gnostic vision252
The hidden union260
To the universe belongs the dancer267
Ch. 8Fullness of being273
Divine energy274
The threshold of the mountain in Dante's divine comedy280
The garment290
The yoga of Hesychasm295
Epilogue : witnessing the great life304

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