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John Main

Author : John Main (O.S.B.)
ISBN : 1570754152
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Main (1926-1982), an English Benedictine monk, pioneered the practice of Christian meditation. His genius was to recover a way into the contemplative experience for ordinary people within the Christian tradition. Hailed by Bede Griffiths as the "most important spiritual guide in the church today, " Main's work inspired the foundation of the World Community for Christian Meditation and a network of hundreds of meditation groups around the world. John Main introduces the practice of Christian meditation for modern people who wish to deepen their spiritual lives.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

John Main The Expanding Vision

Author : Laurence Freeman
ISBN : 9781848254190
Genre : Religion
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A collection of essays that demonstrate the breadth and depth of John Main's thought and it's increasing relevance in the world.
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Fully Alive

Author : John Main
ISBN : 9781608335145
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Fully Alive

Author : John Main OSB
ISBN : 9781848255593
Genre : Religion
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Fully Alive is a new, previously unpublished collection of talks by one of the 20th century’s most influential spiritual teachers: the Benedictine monk, John Main OSB, who reintroduced the practice of contemplative prayer to the church in the West – lost since the era of the Desert Fathers. While living as a monk in India, he was struck by the meditative quality of Eastern religions and sought to introduce the prayer of silence into his own Benedictine tradition. In what was a radical move at the time, he created an open monastic community where lay people came to learn meditative prayer. This, like his other bestselling books, is made up of the simple and inviting talks that drew hundreds of groups right up to his death in 1982. Today, through the worldwide network he founded (the World Community for Christian Meditation) and other emerging groups like Young and Contemplative, many people continue to discover the transformative power of being silent before God.
Category: Religion

For God Alone

Author : Bonnie Bowman Thurston
ISBN : UOM:39076002889033
Genre : Religion
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Bonnie Thurston is the author of many books and articles about spirituality and prayer. In For God Alone she shows us, clearly and practically, how to pray. The result is a unique introduction to prayer that will encourage all Christian readers seeking to deepen the life of prayer. For God Alone introduces three traditional trajectories of Christian prayer: oratio, meditatio, and contemplatio. Thruston guides the reader from familiar "voiced prayers" through the prayer of thought and intellect to the less familiar prayer of quiet or listening. Thurston concludes each chapter with practical exercises for the practice of prayer, suggestions for further reading, and space for reader's notes. Drawing material from both Eastern and Western traditions, For God Alone is learned but conversational in tone and thoroughly accessible to the general reader. Adult education classes in various denominations will profit from reading this book. It will also be used in practical ministries courses, spirituality courses, and courses in the theology and practice of prayer. "From the Bible to Buddha, Bonnie Thurston probes deeply into the theology and practice of prayer, with particular weight on the latter. I doubt if any reader can put the book down without finding himself or herself thinking about prayer in new and surprising ways." --Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary "Bonnie Thurston is an accomplished scholar and teacher as well as a profound person of prayer and Christian witness. In this volume she wears her considerable learning lightly, such that the witness of her own practice comes through both lucidly and with quiet passion." --Lawrence S. Cunningham, O'Brien Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
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The Essential Writings Of James Weldon Johnson

Author : James Weldon Johnson
ISBN : 9780307796868
Genre : Literary Collections
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“A canonical collection, splendidly and sensitively edited by Rudolph Byrd.” –Henry Louis Gates, Jr. One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold a diplomatic post as consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua. This comprehensive volume of Johnson’s works includes the seminal novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, poems from God’s Trombones, essays on cultural and political topics, selections from Johnson’s autobiography, Along This Way, and two previously unpublished short plays: Do You Believe in Ghosts? and The Engineer. Featuring a chronology, bibliography, and a Foreword by acclaimed author Charles Johnson, this Modern Library edition showcases the tremendous range of James Weldon Johnson’s writings and their considerable influence on American civic and cultural life. “This collection of poetry, fiction, criticism, autobiography, political writing and two unpublished plays by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) spans 60 years of pure triumph over adversity. [….Johnson’s] nobility, his inspiration shine forth from these pages, setting moral and artistic standards.” —Los Angeles Times
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Essential Writings

Author : Clarence Jordan
ISBN : UOM:39015061323716
Genre : Religion
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Essential Writings

Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111841669
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G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), was one of the great Catholic writers of the twentieth century. He brought a distinctive Catholic perspective to scores of books and articles even to the genre of detective novels in the famous Father Brown mysteries. As this collection shows, Chesterton s writing contains a spiritual dimension. In his ability to combine matters of great seriousness with great humor the contours of his distinctive and paradoxical spirituality emerge.
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Essential Writings

Author : frère Roger
ISBN : UOM:39015064870978
Genre : Religion
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The beloved founder of the Taize community, Brother Roger Schutz (1905-2005) dedicated his life to reconciliation among all peoples, particularly among Christians. In recent decades the ecumenical monastery in France has become a pilgrimage site for young people from around the world. Brother Roger's vision for Christian unity, demonstrated through a lifetime that spanned the entire 20th century, continues to inspire and instruct. Book jacket.
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