The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See

by Richard Rohr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824525434

ISBN-13: 9780824525439

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with

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For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought. Filled with sayings, stories, quotations, and appeals to the heart, specific methods for identifying dualistic thinking are presented with simple practices for stripping away ego and the fear of dwelling in the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824525439
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
100,751
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue,
Part One: PREPARING THE ARGUMENT,
The Church must formalize the ministry of women.,
Part Two: THE ARGUMENT,
The restoration of the female diaconate is necessary for the continuance of the apostolic life and ministry of the Roman Catholic Church.,
I. Men and women are ontologically equal.,
II. The Church has given reasons why women, although ontologically equal to men, may not be ordained to priesthood.,
III. The judgment that women cannot be ordained priests does not apply to the question of whether women can be ordained deacons.,
IV. Women are and have been called to the diaconate.,
V. There are stronger arguments from scripture, history, tradition, and theology that women may be ordained deacons than that women may not be ordained deacons.,
VI. Women have continually served the Church in diaconal ministry, whether ordained to such service or not.,
VII. The ordained ministry of service by women is necessary to the Church, that is, to both the People of God and the Hierarchy.,
Part Three: CONCLUSIONS,
The ordination of women to the diaconate is possible.,
Index,

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