Being in Love A Practical Guide to Christian Prayer

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press

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In Being in Love, William Johnston addresses the question of the purpose of prayer. He shares with the reader the discovery of new ways to a prayerful life that is both meditative and active. His message is to surrender in love to God, to love God with one's own being, through prayer. Here Being in Love shows us how to pray--with heart, mind, intellect and body--as a form of communicating with God, one another, and the world around us. Johnston reveals, using his relationship with the Eastern traditions as a backdrop, the need and importance of finding stillness in our inner lives. He demonstrates in a clear and practical way, how we can make prayer a place for meditation and personal growth.

Author Biography

William Johnston, an Irish Jesuit, lives in Japan. He remains an active participant in the Christian/Buddhist dialogue.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. 5
Being in Lovep. 9
Prayer and the Body (1)p. 18
Prayer and the Body (2)p. 27
Ways of Prayingp. 35
Grades of Prayerp. 44
Prayer in Naturep. 51
Existential Prayerp. 56
Quietismp. 63
Ego, Self, Godp. 69
The Mystery of Jesusp. 76
Crisisp. 82
Second Journeyp. 90
Return to Paradisep. 100
Existential Dreadp. 108
Nightp. 115
Prayer of Sufferingp. 122
Being-in-Lovep. 129
Dialoguep. 140
Discernmentp. 148
Social Consciousnessp. 161
Indexp. 167
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