In Silence

In Silence

Why We Pray

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
A thought-provoking study of the most intimate form of spiritual communication explores the diverse forms and types of prayer--dialogue, petition, forgiveness, suffering, and others--as well as the role of prayer in the world's great religions. 35,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In Silence is an inquiry into the meaning, nature, history, quality, and effects of prayer, and considers particularly the various types of prayer that have engaged pilgrims of the spirit throughout the ages: prayer as petition, as forgiveness, as an expression of suffering, as abandonment, as serenity, as loving, as transformation, and as silence. It likewise considers the role of prayer in a number of different religions, both Western and Eastern, drawing upon the work of commentators who have written compellingly on the subject, including the compiler of the Book of Psalms, Augustine, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Maimonides, Rumi, John Chapman, and many others.

Publisher: New York : Viking Compass, 2004
ISBN: 9780670033478
0670033472
Branch Call Number: 248.3 SP
Characteristics: xxvii, 238 p. ; 22 cm

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