Seeds of Peace: Reflections on Contemplation and Non-Violence

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William H. Shannon shows us how a contemplative life, which enables us to experience our oneness with God and in God with one another, inevitably leads to a lifestyle of non-violence and unconditional love.

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Overview

William H. Shannon shows us how a contemplative life, which enables us to experience our oneness with God and in God with one another, inevitably leads to a lifestyle of non-violence and unconditional love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824515485
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Keeping Things in Perspective 1
Ch. 1 Thomas Merton and the Reshaping of American Catholic Spirituality 19
Ch. 2 Who Is the God of Contemplative Spirituality? 26
Ch. 3 The Presence of God 38
Ch. 4 Awareness of God's Presence 48
Ch. 5 Silence, Solitude, Quiet Time 68
Ch. 6 Why Can't I Experience God? 81
Ch. 7 Violence and the Different Ways of Dealing with It 93
Ch. 8 Nonviolence: A New Level of Human Consciousness 105
Ch. 9 Nonviolence and the New Testament 117
Ch. 10 A History of Christian Attitudes toward War 133
Ch. 11 Is Nonviolence a Viable Possibility? 149
Ch. 12 Nonviolence and St. Paul's Hymn to Love 164
Epilogue: The Beginning of Reality 171
Appendix: New Testament Readings on Peace 176
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