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First Sight: THE EXPERIENCE OF FAITH




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Fr Laurence shows that the basic experience of contemplation is the experience of faith and that we all need to develop this in order to become fully human. We are all capable of it – indeed we are designed for it. He re-defines faith for our secular age. Drawing on his wide experience and travels in the modern world he shows how a new sense of the spiritual dimension can transform the way we approach education, business, mental health, the environment, inter-religious dialogue and our view of ourselves in society.

Moving from this new vision and fresh thinking, illustrated vividly from his own life experience, he leads to practice. Meditation, he shows, offers an accessible and attractive antidote to the current cult of speed and distraction. He does not deny that this needs discipline but because it is radically simple it is a path that all can integrate.

First Sight is Fr Laurence’s latest book and the sequel to his acclaimed book Jesus: the Teacher Within. It is developed from his audio recording Meditation: The way of Faith.

Introduction
1. Understanding Faith
2. Process and Lifestyle
3. The Power of Faith
4. Stages of Faith: Purgation
5. Stages of Faith: Illumination
6. Stages of Faith: Union
7. Christian Faith
8. Unity
Appendix: Starting to Meditate





Type of Media: Book
Author/Editor Laurence Freeman osb
No. of Pages 168