Your Word Is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer / Edition 1

Your Word Is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 1879045257

ISBN-13: 9781879045255

Pub. Date: 11/01/1993

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

The power of prayer for spiritual renewal and personal transformation is at the core of all religious traditions. Because Hasidic literature contains no systematic manual of contemplative prayer, the texts included in this volume have been culled from many sources. From the teachings of the Hasidic Masters—the Ba'al Shem Tov, the Maggid Dov Baer of Meidzyrzec,

Overview

The power of prayer for spiritual renewal and personal transformation is at the core of all religious traditions. Because Hasidic literature contains no systematic manual of contemplative prayer, the texts included in this volume have been culled from many sources. From the teachings of the Hasidic Masters—the Ba'al Shem Tov, the Maggid Dov Baer of Meidzyrzec, and their immediate disciples—the editors have gleaned "hints as to the various rungs of inner prayer and how they are attained."

Hasidism, the Jewish revivalist movement that began in the late eighteenth century, saw prayer as being at the heart of religious experience and was particularly concerned with the nature of a person’s relationship with God. The obstacles to prayer discussed by the Hasidic masters—distraction, loss of spirituality, and inconstancy of purpose—feel very close to concerns of our own age. Through advice, parables, and explanations, the Hasidic masters of the past speak to our own attempts to find meaning in prayer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879045255
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Series:
A Jewish Lights Classic Reprint Series
Edition description:
ENLARGED
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
797,508
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Power of Your Prayer
Preparing the Way
Meet Him in the Word
Beyond the Walls of Self
Prayer for the Sake of Heaven
In His Presence
Thoughts That Lead Astray
The Way of the Simple
After the Hour of Prayer
A Final Parable
Notes
Editions of Hasidic Works Quoted

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