Solitude

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University Press of America, 2007 - Religion - 213 pages
This work discusses the spiritual journey of a man who abandoned his notions of material success to embrace a course of unworldly prosperity through solitude and reflection. The author retired from college teaching and developed a spirituality and personal theology that became, for him, a viable alternative to modern materialistic values. Solitude demonstrates the possibility of being transformed by love, and the strength found in acting through God's will. While living largely in solitude, Hough has established himself in his community as a loving man of faith who has tempered a life of active service with a life of contemplation. This book is useful to members of the clergy who guide others in their spiritual education, and as reading for theological academics and undergraduate students of religion.
 

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Contents

The Journey Begins
9
Chapter Two Hope and Despair
35
Lost in Dreams in the Present
56
Turning Point
75
Contemplative Revelations
91
Beliefs in Transition
110
Community Ministry
132
Thirsting for Solitude
153
Solitude at Last
170
Commitment
191
Epilogue
209
Sources Referenced
211
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About the author (2007)

John B. Hough is Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University. He received his B.S., M.Ed., and D.Ed. from Temple University. He was awarded the Ohio State University Distinguished Teaching Award in 1979. He presently lives as a contemplative and communicant at Holy Trinity Church in Auburn, Alabama.

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