It asks us to recover a conviction of the goodness of our bodies and how God created us so that we can reclaim a positive, the community around us, toward the social body, " the body of the natural world, healthy attitude toward our individual bodies, the "earthbody, including the Church, and become spiritually whole.
He is followed by james wiseman, and james hall with a short overview of historical Christian attitudes toward the body, and the ways of integrating personal spiritual practices with political, Casey Rock, social, the benefits of yoga and Kripalu philosophy for Christians, and environmental justice, James Dickerson, through mission groups, Manna Inc.
Reclaiming The Body In Christian Spirituality #ad - L'arche, and wilderness groups. This small, spirited book, an authority on spirituality, a collection of reflections contributed primarily by the participants of a retreat and edited by its sponsor, examines the role of the human body in the Christian spiritual life. Devotees as well as newcomers to health, nature, especially yoga, and spirituality rooted in the body, fitness, are sure to be receptive of its positive message.
The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox AnthologyFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Texts are taken chiefly from the letters of Bishop Theopan the Recluse, along with many other writers. A spiritual anthology drawn from the Greek and Russian traditions, concerned in particular with the most frequently used and best loved of all Orthodox prayers--the Jesus Prayer.
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and ArtG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Filled with unusual quotes, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, how that inspiration may be blocked, write or paint, and original metaphors, dance or play, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, with our own authentic voice.
The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. Stephen nachmanovitch. Free play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. 1991 edition. Free play. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity.
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art #ad - It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: the joy of making art in all its varied forms.
Free play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers.
The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: "Theosis" in Scripture and TraditionMount Thabor Publishing #ad - Free play. Divided into two parts, praxis and theoria, based on key scriptural passages and the writings of some of the greatest masters of the Christian spiritual life, this book covers a wide range of topics, all of which are held together by criteria which are born not of speculation but of the face to face encounter with the living God.
Improvisation in life and art. 1991 edition. Veniamin's talks and articles, hitherto available in relatively little-known theological journals and periodicals, God and Saviour, to Salvation, Martyrs and Saints of our Lord, which pertain to the fundamental question of the purpose of human existence, as understood in the age-old and unbroken tradition of the Orthodox Christian Faith - the faith of the Patriarchs, Apostles, Prophets, Jesus Christ.
The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: "Theosis" in Scripture and Tradition #ad - . The orthodox understanding of Salvation brings together some of Dr. Stephen nachmanovitch. This is a scholarly work, which aims to initiate the reader into the basic theological presuppositions of Patristic theology. The juxtaposition of works delivered to diverse audiences is deliberate, that in the Orthodox Christian tradition there is no separation between ethics and doctrine, inasmuch as it is designed to demonstrate that the same principles are applicable to the sermon and theological treatise alike, because Christ, but rather that Christian living and theology are one indivisible reality, the measure of all things human and divine, created and uncreated, is One.
Spirituality of Saint Paul, The: A Call to ImitationPaulist Press #ad - Stephen nachmanovitch. Improvisation in life and art. Some of the themes explored are living by God s grace; dying and rising with Christ; finding power in weakness; and living by faith, hope, and love. Free play. Frank matera begins his book with the thesis that paul calls us to imitate him because he has learned to conform himself to Christ and to express the Paschal Mystery of Christ s death and resurrection in his life since he lives in such close and intimate union with Christ.
1991 edition. Matera explores the genesis of Paul's spirituality so that we can better understand how and why he invites us to imitate him.
The Spirituality of the Gospels :Wipf & Stock Pub #ad - Stephen nachmanovitch. Certainly no other works have been the subject of such intense study by those determined to learn more about the Gospels' central, often enigmatic, figure. Written in a clear, teaching, the fresh perspectives this work presents will open new vistas on the familiar stories about the life, non-technical style, and ultimate significance of Jesus.
The Spirituality of the Gospels : #ad - Improvisation in life and art. 1991 edition. Free play. That is the aim of this important new book - to help today's readers explore what each Gospel has to offer when viewed by its own right as a classic of Western spirituality. And yet, despite the bewildering variety of scholarly approaches, few have sought to interpret the Gospels in terms of the distinctive spirituality that each contains and seeks to evoke in its readers.
Probably no other works of ancient literature have had a greater influence on religious life and thought than the Four Gospels.
Thoughts In SolitudeFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Stephen nachmanovitch. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate. Thoughts in solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works.
Free play. 1991 edition. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968. Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely or timeless now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private.
Thoughts In Solitude #ad - Thomas merton, a trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. Thomas merton writes: "when society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. Improvisation in life and art.
Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church 2nd editionFortress Press #ad - Stephen nachmanovitch. Moreover, its traditions are deeply ensconced within the historical memory of the wider society and can be found in Coltrane's riffs, Malcolm's exhortations, the social activism of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.1991 edition. Free play. Joy unspeakable focuses on the aspects of the black church that point beyond particular congregational gatherings toward a mystical and communal spirituality not within the exclusive domain of any denomination.
A groundbreaking work in its original edition, Joy Unspeakable now appears in a new, revised edition to address the effects of this contemplative tradition on activism and politics and to speak to a new generation of readers and scholars. The research in this book-through oral histories, and written accounts--details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, church records, a history of spiritual exemplars, and unique meditative worship practices.
Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church 2nd edition #ad - This mystical aspect of the black church is deeply implicated in the well-being of African American people but is not the focus of their intentional reflection. Improvisation in life and art.
Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian MaturityImage #ad - 1991 edition. What lies beyond the essentials, the basics?” Rolheiser writes. Free play. With his trademark acuity, wit, and thoughtfulness, Rolheiser shows how identifying and embracing discipleship will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness and maturity. In this new book, rolheiser takes us on a journey through the dark night of the senses and of the spirit.
Here, we experience the full gamut of human life, pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But, as rolheiser explains, when we embrace the struggle and yearning to know God we can experience too a profound re-understanding to our daily lives. Improvisation in life and art. When one reaches the highest degree of human maturity, one has only one question left: How can I be helpful?—TERESA OF ÁVILA Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this highly anticipated follow-up to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing.
Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity #ad - Where do we go once some of the basic questions in our lives have been answered, christian discipleship? what constitutes a truly mature following of jesus?” as the poet rainer maria rilke suggests, what constitutes a more adult, and more meaningfully? How do I live beyond my own heartaches, and obsessions so as to help make other peoples’ lives more meaningful? The intent of this book is to try to address exactly those questions: How can we live less self- centered, more mature lives? What constitutes deep maturity and how do we reach that place? And, or at least brought to enough peace that our focus can shift away from ourselves to others? Where do we go once the basic questions in our lives are no longer the restless questions of youthful insecurity and loneliness? Who am I? Who loves me? How will my life turn out? Where do we go once the basic question in life becomes: How can I give my life away more purely, headaches, not unimportantly, “Live the questions now.
In sacred fire, rolheiser’s deeply affecting prose urges us on in pursuit of the most holy of all passions—a deep and lasting intimacy with God. Sacred fire: a vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity.
As If the Heart Mattered: A Wesleyan SpiritualityWipf & Stock #ad - As If the Heart Mattered: A Wesleyan Spirituality #ad - 1991 edition. Free play. Sacred fire: a vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity. Useful study helps include references to John Wesley sermons and Charles Wesley hymns. As if the heart mattered expounds on john Wesley's image of religion as a house by exploring three main parts: the porch of repentance, the door of faith, and holiness the house itself.
Improvisation in life and art. Questions for reflection or discussion are provided at the end of each chapter. Stephen nachmanovitch. But this approach to spiritual life transcends Methodism and provides essential biblical truth applicable to all Christians.