Wounded Wisdom Paperback

A Buddhist and Christian Response to Evil, Hurt and Harm

by Ross Thompson;

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Wounded Wisdom

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Most of us have lived through painful, humiliating or traumatic experiences, leaving us haunted and conditioned by reactions that trap us in ongoing cycles of feeling hurt and hurting others. And on the wider political scale, we have obviously yet to learn the art of responding well to the hurts of terrorism, exploitation, or more local conflicts of interest. Either we resort to reciprocal violence, or claim too readily the status of innocent victim. The book begins by looking at three predominant negative responses. It then draws on a variety of traditions from the author's own Buddhist Christian perspective, exploring how deep meditation can help take us beyond the negative narratives of hurt. The author finds ambivalent but broadly positive images in childhood innocence and the tragicomic fool, and urges the importance of a radical and unconditional forgiveness of self and others that is grounded in both Buddhist Emptiness and the risen Christ. By these means, the habit of accusation that so easily dominates self and society can give way to humour and mutual wonder.

Wounded Wisdom by Ross Thompson was published by John Hunt O Books in September 2011. The ISBN for Wounded Wisdom is 9781846945977.

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Details for Wounded Wisdom

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJohn Hunt O Books (September 2011)
Number of Pages348
Thickness20 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code3977125
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