Letting Go: A Spirituality of Subtraction

Letting Go: A Spirituality of Subtraction

by Richard Rohr O.F.M.
     
 

In our culture, the "good life" means getting more. This series of retreat talks challenges listeners to subtract—to release whatever hinders us from siding with the cosmic Christ, whether that be in our inner world (Talks 1-4) or our outer world (Talks 5-8). Father Rohr offers a daring vision which calls us to surrender, to liberation, to

Overview


In our culture, the "good life" means getting more. This series of retreat talks challenges listeners to subtract—to release whatever hinders us from siding with the cosmic Christ, whether that be in our inner world (Talks 1-4) or our outer world (Talks 5-8). Father Rohr offers a daring vision which calls us to surrender, to liberation, to making room for real freedom.

Topics include:
1. Making Room for Freedom: Liberating the Affluent
2. At Home in the Wrong House: Living With God or Mammon
3. Yes! To God: Traveling Through Self to Acceptance
4. Silence and Willing Service: Delving Into Mystery
5. What is the Good Life? Breaking Out of the Consumer Trap
6. Beyond Our Cultural Biases: Siding With the Cosmic Christ
7. Leaving Security Behind: Finding a New Center
8. Surrendering: Giving Everything We Are

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616360955
Publisher:
Franciscan Media
Publication date:
06/14/2005
Sales rank:
936,358
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under WaterFalling UpwardImmortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit cac.org for more information.

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