Item description for Common Sense Spirituality: The Essential Wisdom of David Steindl-Rast (Crossroad Book) by David Steindl-Rast, Angela Iadavaia & Joan Chittister...
Overview Each meditation in this volume reflects what the author calls "the spiritual work of our time"--cultivating grateful living, the key to joy. The selections explore the broad range of issues that have been at the core of a lifetime of meditation and teaching.
Publishers Description Each meditation in this volume reflects what the author calls the spiritual work of our time--cultivating grateful living, the key to joy. The selections explore the broad range of issues that have been at the core of a lifetime of meditation and teaching. Throughout each of these meditations, Steindl-Rast seeks to nourish the mystic within the reader and to reveal the sacred core at the heart of each religious faith, no matter what its flaws. Themes include Spirituality as Common Sense, The Monk in Us, Art and the Sacred, Sacramental Life, Views of the Cosmos, The Mystical Core of Religion, Learning to Die, The Monk's Way, The House of Hope, The Price of Peace, and A New Reason for Gratitude.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher The Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN 0824524799 ISBN13 9780824524791
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More About David Steindl-Rast, Angela Iadavaia & Joan Chittister
BROTHER DAVID STEINDL-RAST (b. 1926) was born in Austria and came to the United States after receiving his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Vienna. As a member of the Benedictine Order of Catholic monks, he is known for pioneering work in interfaith dialog, especially between Christianity and Buddhism, for his promotion of the spiritual practice of gratefulness, and for his efforts to revitalize contemplative prayer life. For decades, Brother David has divided his time between periods of hermit's life and extensive lecture and retreat tours on five continents. He is author of numerous books, including the classics of spirituality Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer and A Listening Heart, and he is the co-founder of A Network for Grateful Living, an organization dedicated to gratefulness as a transformative influence for individuals and society. Audio and video recordings of Brother David can be found at www.gratefulness.org, a website viewed by over twenty thousand visitors per day.
David Steindl-Rast currently resides in Big Sur, in the state of California.