Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality

Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality

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by Richard Rohr
     
 

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Only when the two come together, inner and outer authority, do we have true spiritual wisdom. We have for too long insisted on outer authority alone, without any teaching of prayer, inner journey and maturing consciousness. The results for the world and for religion have been disastrous….I offer these reflections to again unite what should never have been

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Only when the two come together, inner and outer authority, do we have true spiritual wisdom. We have for too long insisted on outer authority alone, without any teaching of prayer, inner journey and maturing consciousness. The results for the world and for religion have been disastrous….I offer these reflections to again unite what should never have been separated: sacred Scripture and Christian spirituality. —From the Introduction

In this exploration of central themes of Scripture, Richard Rohr transforms the written word, discovering in these ancient texts a new and vital meaning, relevant and essential for modern Christians. He uncovers what the Bible says about morality, power, wisdom and the generosity of God in a manner that demands a life-changing response from believers. Rohr offers his readers a Christian vision of abundance, grace and joy to counteract a world filled with scarcity, judgment and fear—a vision that can revolutionize how we relate to ourselves, others and the world.

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ISBN-13:
9781616360436
Publisher:
Franciscan Media
Publication date:
06/09/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
281,481
File size:
204 KB

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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Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have had so many "ah-ha" moments while reading this book. Richard Rohr takes profound, difficult topics and explains them in a beautiful, balanced way - a true gift! I haven't enjoyed an author this much since I first discovered CS Lewis.
BillR More than 1 year ago
A good book that must be read slowly with a lot of meditating on the meaning and how it would work in your life. It would be a four or five star book if Fr. Rohr had let an editor work on it.
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