Journey to the Heart: Christian Contemplation Through the Centuries - an Illustrated Guide (Paperback)

by Kim Nataraja, Laurence Freeman

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The contemplative tradition in Christianity traces its origins back to Jesus himself, who frequently withdrew to quiet places to pray, and it has nourished and challenged disciples in every generation since. Journey to the Heart is an in-depth and richly illustrated exploration of Christian spirituality by some of today's leading spiritual writers. From New Testament times to the present day, it reveals the life and teachings of the greatest Christian mystics including: * Jesus, St John and St Paul * The Early Church Fathers - Clement, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa * Desert Mothers and Fathers * the Monastics - Benedict, Francis * the early English mystics - Julian of Norwich, Marjorie Kemp and Walter Hilton * the European tradition - St John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart * the poets - Traherne, George Herbert * modern day mystics - Merton, Bede Griffiths, John Main Winner at the Catholic Press Association Awards: Popular presentation of the Catholic faith 2nd prize

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Canterbury Press Norwich


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