The Sacred Gaze Paperback

Contemplation and the Healing of the Self

by Susan R. Pitchford;

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The Sacred Gaze

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Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. A hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Cooley said we can know our self only as it is reflected to us by others. Contemplation is the choice to find our reflection in the divine Mirror. In The Sacred Gaze, Susan Pitchford explores how a false self is created by distortions in the mirrors around us. Drawing from the mystical and sociological traditions, and with practical suggestions for how to begin, Pitchford shows how gazing into the face of Christ can reveal to us who we really are. When the true self is known, and known as God's beloved, the way is opened to radical freedom and joy.

The Sacred Gaze by Susan R. Pitchford was published by Liturgical Press in April 2014. The ISBN for The Sacred Gaze is 9780814635681.

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Details for The Sacred Gaze

Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiturgical Press (April 2014)
Number of Pages180
Thickness10 mm
Height210 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4277177
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