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Still Point: Reflections on Zen and Christian Mysticism (1980)
Front Cover Book Details
Author
William Johnston
William S.J. Johnston
Publication Date June 1980
Format Paperback (13 x 127 mm)
Publisher Fordham University Press
Plot
It is surely a significant manifestation of the permanence of the soul's quest for God that the Western world, at a time when human values, principles, and ideals are being questioned and rejected, has turned to an interest in the age-old practice of the East - the quest for inner peace and tranquility as found in the profoundly moving experience of contemplation after the method of Zen Buddhism. In this deeply sympathetic study, the author compares the principles and the practices of Zen with the traditional concepts, aims, and results of Christian mysticism. His object is, first, ecumenical - to explore the bases of Zen and Christian mysticism, so that Buddhist and Christian can communicate; second, to rethink the basic concepts of Catholic mystical theology in the light of the Zen experience; and last, to encourage more people to contemplative prayer.
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Collection Status In Collection
Index 106
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
ISBN 0823208613
Cover Price $20.00
Nr of Pages 202
First Edition No
Rare No