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David Steindl-Rast : Modern Spiritual Masters - Clare Hallward

David Steindl-Rast

Modern Spiritual Masters

By: Clare Hallward (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9781570758881
Number Of Pages: 176

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A wonderful selection of writings by one of the most influential spiritual writers of our time, on such themes as gratefulness, prayer, silence, and love.
"Much of our life may be a wandering in the desert lands, but we do find springs of water. If what is called 'God' means in the language of experience the ultimate Source of Meaning, then those moments that quench the thirst of the heat are moments of prayer."
David Steindl-Rast (b. 1926), an Austrian-born Benedictine monk, is one of the most influential spiritual teachers in the world. Founder of the Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York, he was an early pioneer in the field of Buddhist-Christian dialogue. As a leading figure in the House of Prayer movement, he contributed to a broad renewal of religious life. In classic books such as 'Gratefulness,' 'The Heart of Prayer,' and A Listening Heart,' he advanced the notion of "grateful living." Gratefulness, he wrote, is "the inner gesture of giving meaning to our life by receiving life as a gift."
In these writings monastic wisdom meets the spiritual questions and hungers of our age.

Sourcesp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 38
Grateful Livingp. 39
Alivenessp. 40
Spirituality as Common Sensep. 45
Blessingp. 53
Do-Gooders and Contemplative Experiencep. 55
True to Experiencep. 58
Practicesp. 59
Awake, Aware, and Alertp. 60
Unveiling Languagep. 66
Faithp. 67
Hopep. 70
Lovep. 73
Creativityp. 74
Reveling in Languagep. 76
Proverbs and Common Sensep. 77
The Parables of Jesusp. 83
Prayerp. 87
Prayers and Prayerfulnessp. 88
A Whimsical Storyp. 91
The Jesus Prayerp. 94
Beautyp. 96
Where Angels Dwellp. 97
Time-The Perfection of the Momentp. 102
About the "Hours"p. 104
Leisurep. 110
Haikup. 113
Monastic Awarenessp. 115
The All-Oneness of Alonenessp. 118
The Living Voice of Poetryp. 121
At the Still Point of the Turning Worldp. 123
O Gaia: Nature and Poetic Intuitionp. 138
Love-A "Yes" to Belongingp. 148
The Christian Mystical Tradition and the Earth Householdp. 148
Relationalityp. 151
Jesus and Salvationp. 153
Couragep. 157
Asceticismp. 159
The Earth Householdp. 159
Transformers of the Earthp. 168
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ISBN: 9781570758881
ISBN-10: 1570758883
Series: Modern Spiritual Masters
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23