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by Alexander Ryrie

Free eBook Silent Waiting: The Biblical Roots of Contemplative Spirituality download ISBN: 1853112577
Author: Alexander Ryrie
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich (May 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 226
Category: Books for Christians
Subcategory: Christian Living
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Contemplative spirituality is not simply a way of praying,undertaken by religious professionals, but is an adventurous way of. .

Contemplative spirituality is not simply a way of praying,undertaken by religious professionals, but is an adventurous way of living the Christian life that is open to all. At its centre is the belief that God is active in human affairs and in people's hearts. The first part of this book explores the roots of contemplative spirituality in the Old Testament, focusing particularly on the theme of 'waiting for the Lord' in the Psalms. The second part draws on this Old Testament tradition. and on the insights of the Desert Fathers and other early contemplatives the Church, to present a way of engaging in contemplative spirituality which is relevant for people today.

Practicing contemplative spirituality can not only transform the way we pray, but also every aspect of our lives. This guide explores the roots of contemplative spirituality in the Old Testament and presents a way of engaging with it which is relevant for people today.

item 1 Silent Waiting: The Biblical Roots of Contempla. by Ryrie, Alexander Paperback. Practicing contemplative spirituality can not only transform the way we pray, but also every aspect of our lives. An inspirational read showing the adventurous way of living the Christian life.

Contemplative spirituality is not simply a way of praying,undertaken by religious profekSionals, hut is an adventurous way of living the Christian life that is open to all. Our response is to wait - not in resigned passivity, but in anticipation of being caught up in the activity of God, in our personal lives and in the life of the world.

The first part of this book explores the roots of contemplative spirituality in the Old Testament, focusing particularly on the theme of 'waiting for the Lord' in the Psalms. Practising such a spirituality can transform not only the way we pray, but every aspect of our lives.

Alexander Ryrie, Silent Waiting: The Biblical Roots of Contemplative Spirituality. Alexander Ryrie, Wonderful Exchange: An Exploration of Silent Prayer. Alice Borchard Greene, The Philosophy of Silence. Benignus O’Rourke, Finding Your Hidden Treasure: The Way of Silent Prayer. Bieke Vandekerckhove, The Taste of Silence: How I Came to Be at Home with Myself. Bruce Davis, Monastery Without Walls: Daily Life in the Silence. Carl McColman, Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality

Contemplative Spirituality: A belief system that uses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence) and is rooted in mysticism and the occult but is often wrapped in Christian terminology

Contemplative Spirituality: A belief system that uses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence) and is rooted in mysticism and the occult but is often wrapped in Christian terminology. The premise of contemplative spirituality is pantheistic (God is all) and panentheistic (God is in all). How did this non-biblical practice enter the evangelical church? In the mid-seventies three monks wanted to bring contemplative prayer to Christianity. This is how they did it.

For others, contemplative spirituality is no more than Eastern mysticism clothed in.Their books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies.

For others, contemplative spirituality is no more than Eastern mysticism clothed in Christian terms-the devil’s deception. This group believes that contemplative spirituality leads unsuspecting church members into a counterfeit religious experience based on subjective feelings and emotions rather than scriptural truth. When the term spiritual formation is used to describe contemplative spirituality, centering prayer, and a religious experience based on a mystical involvement, however sincere its proponents may be, it is certainly not biblical.

Contemplative spirituality is not simply a way of praying ,undertaken by religious professionals, but is an adventurous way of living the Christian life that is open to all. At its centre is the belief that God is active in human affairs and in people's hearts. Our response is to wait - not in resigned passivity, but in anticipation of being caught up in the activity of God, in our personal lives and in the life of the world. The first part of this book explores the roots of contemplative spirituality in the Old Testament, focusing particularly on the theme of 'waiting for the Lord' in the Psalms. The second part draws on this Old Testament tradition. and on the insights of the Desert Fathers and other early contemplatives the Church, to present a way of engaging in contemplative spirituality which is relevant for people today. . Practising such a spirituality can transform not only the way we pray, but every aspect of our lives. This is a message we need to rediscover today when so much importance is given to what we can achieve -for ourselves: