The Mirror of God: Christian Faith as Spiritual Practice--Lessons from Buddhism and Psychotherapy

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 1, 2003 - Philosophy - 184 pages
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What are the benefits of being a spiritual person? This is the question that James Jones explores in his newest book, The Mirror of God. Jones contends that true religious belief is not a passive process and that one must work hard towards believing in God through acts such as prayer, meditation and communal worship. He explores the boundaries between psychotherapy and religious practice, looks at what Christians might learn from Buddhists and shows their effects on the body and mind. Jones is a psychologist as well as a professor of religion and, ultimately, he provides a blueprint for worship that's smart, effective and grounded in the real lives we all live.
  

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This was one of those odd books with some very absorbing sections and some not-very-absorbing sections. Overall, it was interesting enough that I'd like to read another book by the author; I liked his ... Read full review

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Contents

Chaptet Two The Patadoxical Ptesence
37
Chaptet Thtee The CtossLegged Buddha
59
Chaptet Five Autobiogtaphical Intedude
127
Chaptet Six Spititual Selfhood
141
Chaptet Seven The Mittot of
155
Epilogue
173
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James W. Jones is a Professor of Religion and Psychology at Rutgers University.

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