A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

by J. Philip Newell
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A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul by J. Philip Newell

A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith

In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith.

  • Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity
  • Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational

The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470554678
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 331,566
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


JOHN PHILIP NEWELL is a poet, scholar, and teacher. The former warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now companion theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in the high desert of New Mexico. Newell is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, including his much admired Listening for the Heartbeat of God and his poetic book of prayer, Praying with the Earth. He is also the author of Christ of the Celts.

Table of Contents

Prologue vii


1 Every Bush Is Burning 3

2 Outbursts of Singularity 20

3 Keep on Remembering 40


4 Looking Suffering Straight in the Face 61

5 Digging God Out 76

6 A Balm for All Wounds 94


7 A Pearl of Great Price 113

8 Rediscovering an Older Unity 132

9 Making Whole Again 150

Epilogue 171

Notes 177

The Author 189

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New Harmony 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
discerningwoman More than 1 year ago
Raised as a "cradle Catholic," I have traveled a lonesome path of new incites and growth in what I believe or DON'T believe. I experienced all the judgments of Catholic and male superiors. J. Philip Newell not only opened my eyes and heart, but gave me "permission" to believe what I had always suspected, and to feel loved for who I am and how I want to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago