Writings by a dozen modern spiritual masters highlight the need for an engaged spirituality, in touch with the needs of the world: Henri Nouwen, Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa, Thea Bowman, Thomas Merton, Oscar Romero, Mohandas Gandhi, Dom Helder Camara, Mother Maria Skobtsova, Madeleine Delbrel, Howard Thurman, Catherine de Hueck Doherty
This anthology highlights stories and 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. Balancing contemplation and action, the mystical and the political, prayer and compassion, these figures , including some of the worlds best-known spiritual writers , represent a model of spirituality sensitive to tradition as well as the challenges of our time.
Robert Ellsberg is editor-in-chief of Orbis Books. His many books include All Saints, Blessed Are You Among Women and The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day.