Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality Paperback

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Traces elements of Mindfulness,non-religious,self-help focus rooted in Buddhism/native Americans in Christian spirituality

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Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality

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The popular and prevalent practice of mindfulness today (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) originated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Its non-religious, self-help focus is rooted in Buddhism and native American wisdom.

This book explores wealth of insight that the ancient tradition of Christian mysticism can offer to those who wish, in Aquinas' words, to experience 'The simple enjoyment of the truth.' The essential difference of the Christian approach is that it is rooted in grace: non-judgmental acceptance is a gift to be received rather than a solution to be worked at.

Stefan Reynolds traces the key elements of mindfulness in Christian spirituality through the centuries looking at Jesus as a teacher of contemplation; the Desert Mothers and Fathers as exemplars of setting thoughts aside; Augustine's recognition of self-knowledge as the way to knowledge of God; detachment in Meister Eckhart; loving attention inJulian of Norwich; 'God among the pots and pans' - living in the present moment with Brother Lawrence and much more.

Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality by Stefan Gillow Reynolds was published by Canterbury Press Norwich in November 2015 and is our 37524th best seller. The ISBN for Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality is 9781848257474.

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Page last updated 26th March 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press Norwich (November 2015)
Number of Pages192
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4310275
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