The Transformation of Desire: How Desire Became Corrupted--and How We Can Reclaim It by Diarmuid O'Murchu, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Transformation of Desire: How Desire Became Corrupted--and How We Can Reclaim It

The Transformation of Desire: How Desire Became Corrupted--and How We Can Reclaim It

by Diarmuid O'Murchu
     
 

What is most basic, most fundamental, to our existence? What makes us human? Desire.

Our longings and yearnings, our goals and ambitions, our hunger to love and to be loved—all are expressions of our capacity for desire. Desire gives us direction and purpose. Desire nourishes our hopes and sustains our every endeavor.

Yet our capacity for desire is being

Overview

What is most basic, most fundamental, to our existence? What makes us human? Desire.

Our longings and yearnings, our goals and ambitions, our hunger to love and to be loved—all are expressions of our capacity for desire. Desire gives us direction and purpose. Desire nourishes our hopes and sustains our every endeavor.

Yet our capacity for desire is being crushed. The false promises of consumerism, the inequalities and deep-rooted injustices of the global economy, the shallowness and complacency of institutional religion have distorted our capacity to desire. This extraordinary new book by Diarmuid O'Murchu, the internationally-renowned speaker and writer, shows how we can reclaim and recover our intuitive wisdom and outgrow the propaganda that has controlled our lives and our hearts for far too long. It shows how we can reclaim the inner resources through which, once more, we can learn to live with integrity, meaning and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570757044
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Diarmuid O'Murchu has been a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart for the past thirty years. A priest and social psychologist, he has worked in five continents. His seminal works include Quantum Theology; Evolutionary Faith; Poverty, Celibacy and Obedience; and Consecrated Religious Life.

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