We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People / Edition 20

We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People / Edition 20

by Gustavo Gutierrez
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570754969

ISBN-13: 9781570754968

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Orbis Books

After twenty years, We Drink from Our Own Wells remains a classic expression of Latin American spirituality by a pioneer of liberation theology. Starting from St. Bernard of Clairvaux's counsel to root spirituality in one's own experience, Gustavo Gutierrez outlines the contours of a spirituality rooted in the experience of the poor and their struggle for life. His…  See more details below

Overview

After twenty years, We Drink from Our Own Wells remains a classic expression of Latin American spirituality by a pioneer of liberation theology. Starting from St. Bernard of Clairvaux's counsel to root spirituality in one's own experience, Gustavo Gutierrez outlines the contours of a spirituality rooted in the experience of the poor and their struggle for life. His aim is to reflect on the contemporary "road to holiness" -- the passage of a people "through the solitude and dangers of the desert, as it carves out its own way in the following of Jesus Christ. This spiritual experience is the well from which we must drink. From it we draw the promise of resurrection."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570754968
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
375,515
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface to the Anniversary Edition: Our Methodology is our Spirituality
Introduction1
Pt. 1How Shall We Sing to the Lord in a Foreign Land?7
1In a Foreign Land9
2The Song of the Poor19
Pt. 2Here There Is No Longer Any Way33
3Encounter with the Lord35
4Walking According to the Spirit54
5A People in Search of God72
Pt. 3Free to Love91
6Conversion: A Requirement for Solidarity95
7Gratuitousness: The Atmosphere for Efficacy107
8Joy: Victory over Suffering114
9Spiritual Childhood: A Requirement for Commitment to the Poor122
10Community: Out of Solitude128
Conclusion136
Notes138
Index of Scriptural References173
Index of Names and Sources177

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >