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Christ of the Celts

J Philip Newell

Christ of the Celts

J Philip Newell

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Written by J. Phillip Newell, one of the foremost experts on Celtic spirituality, this moving book offers a reflection on the "forgotten" Jesus, the Christ of the ancient Celtic tradition. Drawing on the gospels of Thomas and the Acts of John and on the writings of Irenaeus, Eriugena, and Teilhard de Chardin, the author ignites us with the possibilities that can come from understanding this ancient spiritual tradition. The Celtic Christ offers new hope for achieving harmony, healing, and renewal for human beings and for all of creation. Newell connects the Celtic tradition with our more conventional Christian beliefs and offers a vision of concern for healing creation and the environment-for the presence of the sacred in nature and all creatures. This was the essence of the ancient Celtic vision of Christ. As an ever-unfolding mystery of life rather than a one-time event, the Celtic tradition encourages us to reverence the matter of our bodies and the earth. Newell's Celtic Christ is interwoven with the Creation-they share the same center, the same Heartbeat. The book also explores the notion of salvation in the sense of the oneness of the universe. This is salvation that comes from the wellbeing of the whole rather than only the welfare of the individual. Christ of the Celts shows us a new picture of who Christ is today combined with the ancient reverence for harmony with God and nature.

- Publisher Christ of the Celts ^ "I explore the Celtic image of Christ as the Memory of what we have forgotten. He remembers the dance of the universe and the harmony that is deep within all things. He is the Memory also of who we are."^ --from the Prelude ^ "Diagnosing the human soul with a longing for peace in the face of fear and fragmentation nurtured by global political forces and fundamentalisms, Newell offers the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity as a way forward in healing humankind and the earth."^ --Publishers Weekly ^ "This graceful, wise, and important book is a superb introduction to the treasures of Celtic Christianity for our time."^ --Marcus Borg, author, The Heart of Christianity

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About "Christ of the Celts"

Written by J. Phillip Newell, one of the foremost experts on Celtic spirituality, this moving book offers a reflection on the "forgotten" Jesus, the Christ of the ancient Celtic tradition. Drawing on the gospels of Thomas and the Acts of John and on the writings of Irenaeus, Eriugena, and Teilhard de Chardin, the author ignites us with the possibilities that can come from understanding this ancient spiritual tradition. The Celtic Christ offers new hope for achieving harmony, healing, and renewal for human beings and for all of creation. Newell connects the Celtic tradition with our more conventional Christian beliefs and offers a vision of concern for healing creation and the environment-for the presence of the sacred in nature and all creatures. This was the essence of the ancient Celtic vision of Christ. As an ever-unfolding mystery of life rather than a one-time event, the Celtic tradition encourages us to reverence the matter of our bodies and the earth. Newell's Celtic Christ is interwoven with the Creation-they share the same center, the same Heartbeat. The book also explores the notion of salvation in the sense of the oneness of the universe. This is salvation that comes from the wellbeing of the whole rather than only the welfare of the individual. Christ of the Celts shows us a new picture of who Christ is today combined with the ancient reverence for harmony with God and nature.
- Publisher

Christ of the Celts ^ "I explore the Celtic image of Christ as the Memory of what we have forgotten. He remembers the dance of the universe and the harmony that is deep within all things. He is the Memory also of who we are."^ --from the Prelude ^ "Diagnosing the human soul with a longing for peace in the face of fear and fragmentation nurtured by global political forces and fundamentalisms, Newell offers the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity as a way forward in healing humankind and the earth."^ --Publishers Weekly ^ "This graceful, wise, and important book is a superb introduction to the treasures of Celtic Christianity for our time."^ --Marcus Borg, author, The Heart of Christianity
- Publisher

Meet the Author

J Philip Newell

John Philip Newell is a poet, scholar, teacher, and Church of Scotland minister recognized for his work in Celtic spirituality and passionate about seeking peace in the world and harmony between its great spiritual traditions. His books include Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality, Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter, and Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation.

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  • Catalogue Code 284616
  • Product Code 9780470183502
  • ISBN 0470183500
  • EAN 9780470183502
  • Pages 139
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spirit-filled Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Jossey-bass Publishers
  • Publication Date May 2008
  • Sales Rank #47482
  • Dimensions 211 x 148 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.277kg

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