Love's Urgent Longings
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About "Love's Urgent Longings"
Love's Urgent Longings is the story of a journey. A spiritual journey made of the past few years by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson. In seeking the answers to the urgent longings of the title he goes back to basics to encounter the spiritual, to consciously respond to the force of his deepest desires and to understand the ways that they move him towards higher goals. This sounds like a very personal journey, and so it is. However it is also a journey that will resonate with a great many Catholics. Geoffrey Robinson asks questions that every thinking Catholics asks at some stage on the journey. Above all this is a positive story. Bishop Geoffrey Robinson is not trying to reject all that is past and, as he puts it, construct a new building from the foundations up'. He does not wish to believe in nothing or become vaguely spiritual'. He says, If you must leave something behind, I want to do so only because I have found something of equal value to put in its place'. Love's Urgent Longings is a journey, a story, a testament - both a personal one and a dialogue with and for those, both old and young, who are wrestling with belief in today's church.
Meet the Author
Geoffrey Robinson is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include "The Dark Side of Paradise: Political Violence in Bali." Before coming to UCLA, he worked for six years at Amnesty International's headquarters in London. From June to November 1999, he served as a political affairs officer with the United Nations in Dili, East Timor. Robinson lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.