Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel / Edition 20

Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel / Edition 20

by Thomas, O.C.S. Keating O.C.S.O.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826406963

ISBN-13: 9780826406965

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the

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This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. Special attention is paid to the role of the Sacred Word, Christian growth and transformation, and active prayer. The book ends with an explicit treatment of the contemplative dimension of the gospel. Open Mind, Open Heart will take readers into a world where God can do anything, into a realm of the greatest adventure—"Where one is open to the Infinite and hence to infinite possibilities."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826406965
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

Prayer to the Holy Spirit1
Introduction3
1What Contemplation Is Not5
2Dimensions of Contemplative Prayer13
3The History of Contemplative Prayer in the Christian Tradition19
4First steps in Centering Prayer33
5The Sacred Word as Symbol43
6The Ordinary Kinds of Thoughts53
7The Birth of Spiritual Attentiveness71
8The More Subtle Kinds of Thoughts81
9The Unloading of the Unconscious93
10Summary of the Centering Prayer Method109
11The Intensive Centering Prayer Experience117
12Methods of Extending the Effects of Contemplative Prayer into Daily Life123
13Guidelines for Christian Life, Growth and Transformation127
AppThe Active Prayer133
AppThe Weekly Support Group135
AppA Meditation136
AppThe Essentials138
AppA Brief History143
Glossary145

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