Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation

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A&C Black, Jun 1, 1994 - Religion - 160 pages
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In the course of numerous workshops and retreats Father Keating is asked many questions regarding contemplative practice. How will it affect my life? Where does it lead us spiritually? What obstacles will I encounter along the way? How does it work? As Keating answers, this book is "an attempt to provide a road map, as it were, for the journay that begins when Centering Prayer is seriously undertaken...for a deepening relationship with God.">
  

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Review: Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation

User Review  - John-Paul Davis - Goodreads

Insightful read into the nature of Christian contemplative prayer. Cites the 'Dark Night of the Soul' by St John of the Cross and 'The Life of St Anthony' by St Athanasius, to explain the spiritual ... Read full review

Review: Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation

User Review  - Scott Kemp - Goodreads

Inspiring, interesting, imperfect. The attempt to synthesize human cultural evolution and individual psychodynamic development is fascinating if unconvincing to me. Very Joseph Campbell. The ... Read full review

Contents

Agradecimentos
7
Introdução
11
Os programas emocionais de felicidade
17
O falso eu em ação
29
As emoções aflitivas
37
A condição humana
47
A consciência da pertença mítica
55
Consciência egóicomental
65
Antônio nas tumbas
115
Os frutos da noite dos sentidos
125
Os estágios da oração contemplativa
133
A noite do espírito
139
A união transformadora
147
As últimas quatro bemaventuranças
157
A essência da oração contemplativa
163
Da contemplação à ação
173

Os quatro consentimentos
71
Bernie
79
Antônio como paradigma da jornada espiritual
89
A noite dos sentidos Libertação do falso eu
101
Provações especiais na noite dos sentidos
107
A contemplação na ação
183
Apêndice I
199
Glossário
205
Referências bibliográficas
211
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Father Thomas Keating is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher, and writer on contemplative prayer. A Cistercian (Trappist) monk of St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado, he is a founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and of Contemplative Outreach. He is the author of numerous books, particularly of the trilogy Open Mind, Open Heart; Invitation to Love; and The Mystery of Christ. Among his most recent books is The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living, compiled by S. Stephanie Iachetta.

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