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"Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodied a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. Each opposed a style of spirituality focused entirely on the inner life, while at the same lime stressing the importance of prayer and silence as the foundation for service and activism. Balancing contemplation and compassion, these figures - including some of the world's best-known spiritual writers - represent a model of spirituality sensitive to tradition as well as the challenges of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents
|Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Compassion||p. 5|
|Things in Their Identity||p. 10|
|The Plaster Saint||p. 12|
|Christ and the World||p. 13|
|Letter to a Peacemaker||p. 14|
|Shining Like the Sun||p. 16|
|A Letter on the Contemplative Life||p. 19|
|Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Serving Jesus in His Distressing Disguise||p. 23|
|How to Pray||p. 25|
|God's Disguise||p. 30|
|Mohandas Gandhi: Great Soul of India||p. 36|
|The Message of Jesus||p. 42|
|Madeleine Delbrel: Missionary without a Boat||p. 51|
|We, the Ordinary People of the Streets||p. 53|
|Missionaries without a Boat||p. 57|
|Oscar Romero: Voice of the Voiceless||p. 64|
|Word and Witness||p. 66|
|The Political Dimension of Faith||p. 68|
|From His Final Sermon||p. 73|
|Catherine de Hueck Doherty: The Gospel without Compromise||p. 76|
|Desert Silence||p. 78|
|Gospel without Compromise||p. 84|
|Howard Thurman: Good News for the Disinherited||p. 90|
|Encountering God||p. 92|
|Being Human||p. 95|
|Jesus and the Love-Ethic||p. 97|
|Centered in God||p. 100|
|Mother Maria Skobtsova: A Monk in the World||p. 105|
|The Evangelical Type||p. 107|
|Dom Helder Camara: Mystic and Prophet||p. 119|
|Abrahamic Faith||p. 121|
|Meeting Christ||p. 125|
|Thea Bowman: A Gift to the Church||p. 131|
|Being a Black Catholic||p. 134|
|Women in the Church||p. 138|
|Let Me Live until I Die||p. 139|
|Henri Nouwen: A Wounded Healer||p. 143|
|Downward Mobility||p. 145|
|The Eucharistic Life||p. 148|
|Prayer and Peacemaking||p. 152|
|The Stranger||p. 157|
|Dorothy Day: A New Kind of Holiness||p. 161|
|Glimpses of God||p. 164|
|Aims and Purposes||p. 169|
|Room for Christ||p. 170|
|Here and Now||p. 173|
|On Pilgrimage||p. 176|
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