The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

by John Philip Newell

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ISBN-13: 9781683364191
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/06/2014
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 91,097
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

John Philip Newell, internationally acclaimed teacher, retreat leader and speaker, is the widely read author of several books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Praying with the Earth; A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth & the Human Soul and Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings (SkyLight Paths). Formerly 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 New Mexico and the co-founder of Heartbeat: A Journey Towards Earth's Wellbeing.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Reconnecting with the Earth
The Cathedral of Earth, Sea, and Sky
The Whole Universe Takes Part in the Dance
At the Heart of Matter Is the Heart of God
A Spirituality of Intimacy with the Natural World

Chapter 2: Reconnecting with Compassion
A Revolution of the Spirit
The Courage to See
The Courage to Feel
The Courage to Act

Chapter 3: Reconnecting with the Light
Turn But a Stone and an Angel Moves
The Light at the Center of Every Cell
Be Filled with Light and Shine
Letting Go to the Light

Chapter 4: Reconnecting with the Journey
Journeying into Unknown Territory
Traveling as Pilgrims
Shedding Our Attachment to the Ego
Finding the Other Half of Our Soul

Chapter 5: Reconnecting with Spiritual Practice
A Contemplative Orientation
Finding Our Diamond Essence
Plunging Deep into the Heart of the World
Nurturing the Seed-Force for Change

Chapter 6: Reconnecting with Nonviolence
Response-Ability
Love-Force Not Brute-Force
Love Is the Strongest Yet Humblest Force
Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Chapter 7: Reconnecting with the Unconscious
Opening to the Well of the Imagination
The Marriage of the Conscious and the Unconscious
The Promise of Union
Dreaming the Way Forward

Chapter 8: Reconnecting with Love
God Is Love
Saying Yes to the Heart of the Other
Giving Up Our Imaginary Position as the Center
There Is No Distinction between Love and Justice

Epilogue
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
About the Author

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