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Contemplation in Action

Author(s): Richard Rohr

ISBN13: 9780824523886

ISBN10: 0824523881

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing (24 May 2006)

Extent: 160 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 13.7 x 1.1 x 21 cm

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  • Spiritual inspiration from Richard Rohr, Edwina Gateley, Thomas Keating, Basil Pennington, Paula D'Arcy, and other luminaries in one volume! This book, designed for bedside devotion, offers the best of the Radical Grace newsletter, published by the Center for Action and Contemplation.

    Many of these essays are drawn from Radical Grace, a bimonthly newsletter currently reaching thousands of people in the United States and in twenty-four other countries. The publication offers hope, inspiration, and challenge by presenting cutting edge views on controversial topics. Readings in this collection guide us to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God.

    Table of Contents:


    A Publisher’s Welcome

    Part One - TO ACT JUSTLY

    1. Contemplation and Compassion: The Second Gaze 
    Richard Rohr, O.F.M.


    2. Playing the Prophet Close

    Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

    3. Tell Somebody
    Esther Armstrong

    4. Some
    Daniel Berrigan

    5. Who, Me Tired?
    Christine Schenk

    6. The Christian Call to Restorative Justice
    A. Companion

    7. Eyes That See
    Aaron Froehlich

    8. I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
    Edwina Gately

    9. Edifying Tales of Nonviolence
    Walter Wink



    10. “Contemplation” as the False Self
    Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

    11. The Formation of the False Self and Coming into the True Self
    M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.

    12. To Dream and Hope for a Better World
    Frederika Carney

    13. And Laugh at Gilded Butter?ies: Re?ections on Aging
    Frederika Carney

    14. My Integration
    Robin Chisholm

    15. Thoughts on Psalm 23
    Paula D’Arcy

    16. The Duty of Confrontation
    Thomas Keating


    17. A Passage through India
    Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

    18. A Clandestine Christian
    Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

    19. Learning to Be Human
    Justine Buisson

    20. Sustainability and Spirituality
    John E. Carroll

    21. Freeing the Soul through Art
    Barbara Coleman

    22. Blue Dresses in the Jungle
    Avis Crowe

    23. Simplicity as a Key to Holiness of Life
    Wayne Teasdale

  • Richard Rohr

    Richard Rohr OFM (born in 1943 in Kansas) is a Franciscan priest ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. He is an internationally known inspirational speaker known for his recorded talks and numerous books. Rohr was the founder of the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971 and the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986 where he currently serves as Founding Director.Scripture as liberation, the integration of action and contemplation, community building, peace and social justice issues, male spirituality, the Enneagram and eco-spirituality are amongst the many themes that he addresses in his writing and preaching. He is best known for his writings on spirituality and his audio and video recordings. One of his most popular recordings is The NEW Great Themes of Scripture.Rohr is a contributing editor and writer for Sojourners Magazine and a contributor to Tikkun Magazine. He was one of several spiritual leaders featured in the 2006 documentary film ONE: The Movie.

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