Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality

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Paulist Press, 1997 - Religion - 112 pages
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Listening for the Heartbeat of God presents a spirituality for today, modeled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality throughout the centuries. The emphasis is on the goodness of creation and of humanity made in the image of God.

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Excellent historical summary of early christianity

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I enjoyed reading his book very much. Now I understand what went wrong with Christianity. The focus was changed from finding God in nature, to being told what to believe by churches, and being controlled by churches. An excellent history written with interest, and not boring at all. Read full review

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This was and still is a great introduction to Celtic spirituality. The hearbeat of Celtic spirituality is the Apostle John while the heartbeat of other Western Christianity is the Apostle Peter. This ... Read full review

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Listening for the Goodness Pelagius
Listening within Creation Eriugena
Listening for God in All Things Carmina Gadelica
Listening with the Imagination George MacDonald
Listening and Acting George MacLeod
Two Ways of Listening John and Peter

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About the author (1997)

John Philip Newell is a poet, scholar, teacher, and Church of Scotland minister recognized for his work in Celtic spirituality and passionate about seeking peace in the world and harmony between its great spiritual traditions. His books include Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality, Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter, and Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation.

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