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Holiness - Donald Nicholl

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780232525397
Number Of Pages: 160

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`A certain feeling of absurdity comes over one on being asked to write a book on holiness', writes Donald Nicholl. Goodness cannot be produced by any kind of trick or technique. Moreover, who wants to be caught reading a book entitled Holiness? But people do read books on holiness, hoping to grow in holiness. And those who write them do so for the same reason.

After teaching for a quarter of a century in British universities, Donald Nicholl spent six years as Professor History and Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It was to a community of Poor Clares that he gave the conferences out of which Holiness arose. From 1981 to 1985 he served as Rector of the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research at Tantur, near Bethlehem, and subsequently became Senior Research Fellow at the Multi-Faith Centre, Selly Oak, Birmingham. He continued to be active in work for justice and peace until his death in 1997.

`The holy person is often presented as remote, perhaps afire with heavenly love but not giving much warmth to the rest of us. Donald's book makes it clear that our relationship with God is to be found in the way we relate to one another in all our dealings.' From the Introduction by Fr Gerard W. Hughes SJ

Foreword to the new edition
Preliminaries
Teach yourself?p. 3
Knowledge of holinessp. 7
Our place in creationp. 14
Practice
Beginningp. 23
Responsibilityp. 40
Stop : be stillp. 55
Daily life as a spiritual exercisep. 76
Companions and communityp. 97
Suffering : self-sacrificep. 114
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780232525397
ISBN-10: 0232525390
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 2