Truth, Prayer, Identity and the Spiritual Journey

Truth, Prayer, Identity and the Spiritual Journey

by James P. Danaher

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Overview

This book is about the spiritual journey and the transformation of our earthly self to a divine self. Danaher takes the reader on a journey through Western history in which the spiritual journey was both advanced and blocked by conceptions of truth and theological theories.

Aristotle claimed that human beings were involved in three basic activities: making, doing, and knowing. When we make, we want to make what is beautiful; when we do, we want to do what is good; and when we know, we want to know what is true. Modern science seeks a truth that is something to know, without concern for the beautiful or good. Not only is such a truth narrow, it is also constrained by our perspective. Since the invention of the microscope, we have learned that "truth" is not fully disclosed by our senses or described by language. These can only approximately describe being.

Truth is not something to know, but something to be. In being we should also be beautiful and good. When Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life," he was referring to a way of being. Prayer, in its ultimate form, is not about words but identity, It is about identifying with God and consciousness of the core of our being. Our divine identity is different from our identity in the world, and can transform our being in the world.

Three things keep us from progressing on the spiritual journey: (1) our conception of truth, (2) our identity in the world, and (3) prayers based on our identity with the world. This book lays these obstacles bare and opens the highway for the reader's spiritual journey.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161452479
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 03/25/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 984 KB

About the Author

JAMES P. DANAHER, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and past
head of the philosophy department at Nyack College, Nyack, NY. He is the
author of eight books and over seventy articles. His most recent titles include:
Philosophical Imagination and the Evolution of Modern Philosophy, Jesus’
Copernican Revolution: The Revelation of Divine Mercy,
and The Second Truth:
A Brief Introduction to the Intellectual and Spiritual Journey that is Philosophy.

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