Prayers to an Evolutionary God

Prayers to an Evolutionary God

by William Cleary, Diarmuid O'Murchu

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Overview

Provides the requisite knowledge and practical guidelines for some of the most common counseling situations.

Today's rabbis, in addition to being spiritual leaders of their congregations, are also expected to be competent counselors to members of their community. Yet rabbis often feel inadequately prepared for the difficult challenges of their counseling role.

To many, rabbinic counseling appears deceptively simple, requiring no more than good intuition, fair judgment and sincere empathy. Good counseling, in reality, is a complex process requiring a combination of knowledge, skill, self-awareness and an understanding of human dynamics.

This groundbreaking book—written specifically for community rabbis and religious counselors—reflects the wisdom of seasoned professionals, who provide clear guidelines and sensible strategies for effective rabbinic counseling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594734205
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

William Cleary was former assistant editor at the Catholic weekly America and the author of many books on spirituality. He is a former Jesuit priest, filmmaker, and composer. His musical Chun Hyang Song was performed at the Seoul Olympics. Cleary was married to a Unitarian Universalist minister and was the father of two musician sons. His website is www.clearyworks.com.


Diarmuid O'Murchu is a priest and social psychologist currently based in London. He lectures internationally and writes extensively on new paradigms from a multidisciplinary point of view. His works include Quantum Theology: Reclaiming Spirituality and Our World in Transition.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Close Encounters with Teilhard de Chardin

I. Prayers of Listening
II. Prayers of Questioning
III. Prayers of Ambiguity
IV. Prayers of Intimacy

Afterword by Diarmuid O'Murchu
Select Bibliography
Index of Prayer Titles

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