Seeking God in All Things: Theology and Spiritual Direction

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Liturgical Press, 2004 - 172 pages

The practice of spiritual direction assumes a theology of the Holy Spirit, a theology of revelation and of the Church, and a theology of prayer. Seeking God in All Things explores each of these themes as the underpinnings of spiritual direction and examines what makes the Christian religious experience distinctive.

Since not every experience of God bears a Christian imprint, William Reiser, SJ, asks whether and in what way a Christian might be ale to assist someone who is not Christian in developing his or her interior life. This question looks beyond suggesting the concrete steps a person might take in initiating, nurturing, and solidifying a way of praying. It looks, rather, toward the fundamental issue of helping others as they discover and deepen their relationship to the mystery of God.

Chapters are It Is God Who Directs," *Imagining Divine Action in Human Lives, - *Where Do Holy Desires Come From? - *What's Distinctive About the Christian Religious Experience? - *Further Elements of Christian Distinctiveness, - *The Incarnation as a Starting Point for Spiritual Direction, - and *Should Christian Spirituality Move Beyond Jesus? -

William Reiser, SJ, PhD, is a professor of theology in the religious studies department at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts. Over the past twelve years, he has also served as an associate staff member at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge. He is the author of Jesus in Solidarity with His People, published by Liturgical Press.

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Table des matières

Introduction
1
Direction and Revelation
23
Imaging Divine Action in Human Lives
33
Where Do Holy Desires Come From?
55
What Is Distinctive about the Christian Religious Experience?
69
Further Elements of Christian Distinctiveness
99
The Incarnation as a Starting Point for Spiritual Direction
117
Should Christian Spirituality Move beyond Jesus?
131
A Certain Tension
147
Bibliography
153
Scriptural Index
163
Index of Names
169
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Page 95 - Go your way and tell John what things ye have seen and heard : the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...
Page 39 - And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.
Page iii - For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
Page 47 - In the days of his flesh, Jesus > offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for his godly fear. "Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered...
Page 85 - I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.' And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.
Page 77 - No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known.
Page 27 - Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
Page 135 - For the love of Christ controls M us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

À propos de l'auteur (2004)

William Reiser, SJ, PhD, is a professor of theology in the religious studies department at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts. Over the past twelve years, he has also served as an associate staff member at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge. He is the author of Jesus in Solidarity with His People, published by Liturgical Press.

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