Repairing Eden: Humility, Mysticism, and the Existential Problem of Religious Diversity

Repairing Eden: Humility, Mysticism, and the Existential Problem of Religious Diversity

by Mark S. McLeod-Harrison

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Overview


How do Christians keep from losing their faith when they discover that other faiths are as justified as their own? Mark McLeod-Harrison draws on his training in analytic philosophy and his knowledge of Christian mysticism to provide a compelling analysis of, and unique solution to, the problem religious diversity poses for Christians. In Repairing Eden, McLeod-Harrison describes this dilemma as an existential problem internal to the Christian faith. He suggests that Christian humility and Christian mysticism can provide a joint path toward a kind of metaphysical certainty - the mystic path, the path of bearing one's own cross - that can become a means of more deeply knowing God. Repairing Eden weaves theology, philosophy, and pastoral concerns into a spiritual-philosophical solution to a deeply important challenge to Christian faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773530591
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Mark S. McLeod-Harrison, a priest with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches and abbot of the Community of Christ the Teacher, is associate professor of philosophy at George Fox University and author of Rationality and Theism: An Essay on Reform

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