Inner Eye of Love: Mysticism and Religion

Inner Eye of Love Mysticism and Religion The Inner Eye of Love offers a contemporary theology of mysticism that locates it at the very center of authentic religious experience It provides as well a practical guide for meditation even as it m

  • Title: Inner Eye of Love: Mysticism and Religion
  • Author: William Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780823217786
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Inner Eye of Love offers a contemporary theology of mysticism that locates it at the very center of authentic religious experience It provides as well a practical guide for meditation even as it maps out the oceanic experience toward which meditation points Johnston begins with the mystical tradition itself, its roots and origins, its appearance and significance in tThe Inner Eye of Love offers a contemporary theology of mysticism that locates it at the very center of authentic religious experience It provides as well a practical guide for meditation even as it maps out the oceanic experience toward which meditation points Johnston begins with the mystical tradition itself, its roots and origins, its appearance and significance in the Gospels, the letters of Paul, and the early Church He explains what mysticism is and is not, and how it is inextricably bound up with love It is at the level of mysticism, he maintains, that the two traditions of East and West can at last understand one another and begin to work together to heal a broken world The Inner Eye of Love escorts the reader through the stages of the mystical journey, from initial call to final enlightenment Johnston compares and contrasts the Oriental and Christian experience, continually revealing new points of commonality The much discussed dark night of the soul is seen here in a positive way, as an emptying preliminary to the overbrimming of the soul with the knowledge and love of God Finally, the author considers the often misunderstood relation between mysticism and practical action.

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    1. I guess I would have to say William Johnston is my favorite author. I'm not sure how to say more then the back cover says which is this is "contemporary theology of mysticism that locates it at the very center of religious experience." Those are big scary words and would probably scare me off but Johnston is not scary. The book is "exciting" to read. It goes into one's inner life that we often forget we have until he talks about it. And then suddenly we remember. That is what is exciting in this [...]

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