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The contemplative tradition in Christianity traces its origins back to Jesus himself, who frequently withdrew to quiet places to pray, and it has nourished and challenged disciples in every generation since.
This book is an in-depth and richly illustrated exploration of Christian spirituality by some of today's leading spiritual writers. From New Testament times to the present day, it reveals the life and teachings of the greatest Christian mystics including: * Jesus, St John and St Paul * The Early Church Fathers – Clement, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa * Desert Mothers and Fathers * the Monastics – Benedict, Francis * the early English mystics – Julian of Norwich, Marjorie Kemp and Walter Hilton * the European tradition – St John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart * the poets – Traherne, George Herbert µ modern day mystics – Merton, Bede Griffiths, John Main.
Journey to the Heart won the Catholic Press Association Award: Popular presentation of the Catholic faith, second prize.
Specifications: 224x162mm, 448pp
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich