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Journal I: 1945-1955
Journal I
1945-1955
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226204162
Recounts the first ten years of the religious historian's life in Paris after leaving Romania following his first wife's death and the Soviet takeover of his homeland
Wellsprings: A Book of Spiritual Exercises
Wellsprings
A Book of Spiritual Exercises
Paperback      ISBN: 0385196172
Internationally acclaimed spiritual guide Anthony de Mello points the way toward peace of mind and inner power through simple teachings that integrate the ancient traditions of the East with the psychological and philosophical perspectives of the West.
The Philokalia
The Philokalia
Paperback      ISBN: 0571154662
The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence in the recent history of the Orthodox Church far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible. It is concerned with themes of universal importance: how man may develop his inner powers and awake from illusion; how he may overcome fragmentation and achieve spiritual wholeness; how he may attain the life of contemplative stillness and union with God. Only a selection of texts from The Philokalia has been available hitherto in English. The present rendering, which is a completely new translation, is designed to appear in five volumes. The first of these was published by Faber and Faber in 1979. The second volume consists mainly of writings from the seventh century, in particular by St. Maximus the Confessor, the greater part of which has never before been translated into English. As in the first volume, the editors have provided introductory notes to each of the writers, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed index. The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence in the recent history of the Orthodox Church far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible. It is concerned with themes of universal importance: how man may develop his inner powers and awake from illusion; how he may overcome fragmentation and achieve spiritual wholeness; how he may attain the life of contemplative stillness and union with God. Only a selection of texts from The Philokalia has been available hitherto in English. The present rendering, which is a completely new translation, is designed to appear in five volumes. The first of these was published by Faber and Faber in 1979. The second volume consists mainly of writings from the seventh century, in particular by St. Maximus the Confessor, the greater part of which has never before been translated into English. As in the first volume, the editors have provided introductory notes to each of the writers, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed index.
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0062505521
Gathers speeches, sermons, letters, and essays from each period in Dr. King's life, and includes brief notes on their historical background
City of God
City of God
Paperback      ISBN: 0385029101
St. Augustine's masterpiece is an interpretation of history in terms of the struggle between good and evil: the City of God in conflict with the City of the Devil. Abridged for the modern reader.
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.
Confessions of St.Augustine
Confessions of St.Augustine
Paperback      ISBN: 0385029551
Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine
Maimonides: A Guide for Today's Perplexed
Maimonides
A Guide for Today's Perplexed
Paperback      ISBN: 0874415098
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
A Biographical History of Christian Missions
Paperback      ISBN: 0310459311
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Jung and the Lost Gospels: Insights into the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library
Jung and the Lost Gospels
Insights into the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library
Paperback      ISBN: 0835606465
The "Lost Gospels" refer to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library, both discovered in the 1940s. The Nag Hammadi Library consists of writings found by two peasants who unearthed clay jars in 1945 in upper Egypt. These did not appear in English for 32 years, because the right to publish was contended by scholars, politicians, and antique dealers. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in clay jars in Palestine by a goatherder in 1947, weathered similar storms. The first team of analysts were mostly Christian clergy, who weren't anxious to share material that frightened church leaders. As Dr. Hoeller shows, they rightly feared the documents would reveal information that might detract from unique claims of Christianity. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Library both contradict and complement accepted tenets of the Old and New Testaments.