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The Wounded Healer
The Wounded Healer
Paperback      ISBN: 0385148038
Defines the relevance and effectiveness of contemporary clergymen, and surveys methods for responding to the hedonism, and aimlessness of modern society.
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi
Paperback      ISBN: 0385029004
Traces the life of St. Francis and relates how the pervasive faith of medieval times influenced his devotion to God and the religious life
God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality
God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality
Paperback      ISBN: 0800604644
Confessions
Confessions
Paperback      ISBN: 014044114x
Dedicated to truth and the celebration of his individuality, the eighteenth-century French philosopher reexamines his life, ideals, and experiences
The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
The Sacred and the Profane
The Nature of Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 015679201x
A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting
Paperback      ISBN: 0802804578
?But I don?t wanna go to church!? Marva Dawn has often heard that cry—and not only from children. ?What a sad commentary it is on North American spirituality,? she writes, ?that the delight of ?keeping the Sabbath day? has degenerated into the routine and drudgery—even the downright oppressiveness—of ?going to church.?? According to Dawn, the phrase ?going to church? both reveals and promotes bad theology: it suggests that the church is a static place when in fact the church is the people of God. The regular gathering together of God?s people for worship is important—it enables them to be church in the world—but the act of worship is only a small part of observing the Sabbath. This refreshing book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God?s order for life—a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships. Dawn develops a four-part pattern for keeping the Sabbath: (1)ceasing—not only from work but also from productivity, anxiety, worry, possessiveness, and so on; (2) resting— of the body as well as the mind, emotions, and spirit—a wholistic rest; (3) embracing—deliberately taking hold of Christian values, of our calling in life, of the wholeness God offers us; (4) feasting—celebrating God and his goodness in individual and corporate worship as well as feasting with beauty, music, food, affection, and social interaction. Combining sound biblical theology and research into Jewish traditions with many practical suggestions, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly offers a healthy balance between head and heart: the book shows how theological insights can undergird daily life and practice, and it gives the reader both motivation and methods for enjoying a special holy day. Dawn?s work— unpretentiously eloquent, refreshingly personal in tone, and rich with inspiring example—promotes the discipline of Sabbath-keeping not as a legalistic duty but as the way to freedom, delight, and joy. Christians and Jews, pastors and laypeople, individuals and small groups—all will benefit greatly from reading and discussing the book and putting its ideas into practice.
The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton
The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton
Paperback      ISBN: 0811205703
"This is quintessential Merton."--The Catholic Review.
Stages on Life's Way: Studies by Various Persons
Stages on Life's Way
Studies by Various Persons
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020493
Stages on Life's Way, the sequel to Either/Or, is an intensely poetic example of Kierkegaard's vision of the three stages, or spheres, of existence: the esthetic, the ethical, and the religious. With characteristic love for mystification, he presents the work as a bundle of documents fallen by chance into the hands of "Hilarius Bookbinder," who prepared them for printing. The book begins with a banquet scene patterned on Plato's Symposium. (George Brandes maintained that "one must recognize with amazement that it holds its own in this comparison.") Next is a discourse by "Judge William" in praise of marriage "in answer to objections." The remainder of the volume, almost two-thirds of the whole, is the diary of a young man, discovered by "Frater Taciturnus," who was deeply in love but felt compelled to break his engagement. The work closes with a letter to the reader from Taciturnus on the three "existence-spheres" represented by the three parts of the book.Stages on Life's Way not only repeats themes, characters, and pseudonymous authors of the earlier works but also goes beyond them and points to further development of central ideas in Concluding Unscientific Postscript.
Growing Up Spiritually
Growing Up Spiritually
Paperback      ISBN: 0892765046
A Circle of Quiet
A Circle of Quiet
Paperback      ISBN: 0062545035
The author describes life at her family's old country farmhouse and shares her observations on nature, writing, and the human community