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Common Sense Spirituality

Paperback|Oct 2008
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Common Sense Spirituality offers a comprehensive view of Brother David Steindl-Rast in his many aspects-spiritual director, peacemaker, philosopher, contemplative, and mystic. In this volume are hand-chosen selections that reveal the broad range of issues that have been at the core...


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Common Sense Spirituality offers a comprehensive view of Brother David Steindl-Rast in his many aspects-spiritual director, peacemaker, philosopher, contemplative, and mystic. In this volume are hand-chosen selections that reveal the broad range of issues that have been at the core of Steindl-Rast's lifetime of rich writing. Each meditation reflects what Brother David calls "the spiritual work of our time": cultivating grateful living, the key to joy.
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David Steindl-Rastis a Benedictine monk, an author, a psychologist, a theologian, an anthropologist, and a lecturer. His pioneering work on behalf of interfaith dialogue won him the Martin Buber Award in 1975. He is the author ofGratefulness,the Heart of PrayerandA Listening Heartand the coauthor ofBelonging to the Universe, winner of the American Book Award, andThe Ground We Share. He has contributed to numerous books and periodicals, includingEncyclopedia AmericanaandNew Age Journal,and serves as founding advisor of www.gratefulness.org. He lives in Ithaca, New York.Sr.Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Her books includeThe Friendship of Women,The Gift of Years,In Search of Belief,In the Heart of the Temple, andWisdom Distilled from the Daily. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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Each meditation in this volume reflects what the author calls "the spiritual work of our time"-cultivating grateful living, the key to joy. The selections explore the broad range of issues that have been at the core of a lifetime of meditation and teaching. Throughout each of these meditations, Steindl-Rast seeks to nourish the mystic within the reader and to reveal the sacred core at the heart of each religious faith, no matter what its flaws. Themes include Spirituality as Common Sense, The Monk in Us, Art and the Sacred, Sacramental Life, Views of the Cosmos, The Mystical Core of Religion, Learning to Die, The Monk's Way, The House of Hope, The Price of Peace, and A New Reason for Gratitude.


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David Steindl-rast

David Steindl-Rastis a Benedictinenbsp;monk, annbsp;author, a psychologist, a theologian, an anthropologist, and a lecturer.nbsp;His pioneering work on behalf of interfaith dialogue won him the Martin Buber Award in 1975.nbsp;He is the author ofGratefulness,the Heart of PrayerandA Listening Heartandnbsp;the coauthor ofBelonging to the Universe, winner of the American Book Award, andThe Ground We Share. He has contributed to numerous books and periodicals, includingEncyclopedia AmericanaandNew Age Journal,and serves as founding advisor ofnbsp;www.gratefulness.org. He lives in Ithaca, New York.Sr.Joan Chittisternbsp;is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Her books includeThe Friendship of Women,The Gift of Years,In Search of Belief,In the Heart of the Temple, andWisdom Distilled from the Daily. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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