The Still Point: Reflections on Zen and Christian Mysticism

The Still Point Reflections on Zen and Christian Mysticism 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 ha

  • Title: The Still Point: Reflections on Zen and Christian Mysticism
  • Author: William Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780823208616
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 theIt 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 people to contemplative prayer.

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