Item description for St. Therese of Lisieux: A Transformation in Christ by Thomas Keating...
These are some of the teachings of Jesus as seen by Little Flower, a Carmelite nun. The author emphasizes St Therese's spiritual maturity and loving, positive attitude as he writes about Jesus' teachings in the parables, and St Therese's insights and interpretations.
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Library Journal - 03/01/2001 page 105
Publishers Weekly - 01/29/2001 page 86
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Thomas Keating is the founder of the Centering Prayer movement, an author, a teacher, and a monk who has worked for many years to foster understanding among the world's religions. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, he has served at monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts and currently directs retreats in the practice of Centering Prayer, a cornerstone of contemporary Christian contemplative practice. He is the author of numerous books, including Awakenings, The Heart of the World, Intimacy with God, and Journey to the Center. He lives at St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado."
Thomas Keating currently resides in Snowmass Aspen Snowmas, in the state of Colorado.
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Thomas Keating can do far better than this Aug 17, 2001
At his best, Thomas Keating is an inspired spiritual writer, whose work can lead one both to greater awareness of the divine life and much intellectual stimulation. None of his work is free of a tendency to stretch quotations from scripture to make a point, yet, in such works as The Mystery of Christ, the overall impact is powerful and thought-provoking.
With this said, A Transformation in Christ is highly disappointing. It actually references little in Thérèse's life and work, and seems very contrived - as if the idea for connecting the parables and Thérèse's spirituality was a fine one until the author put pen to paper. The parables are presented as if Father Keating were recording some random thoughts during a meditation, and do not include exegesis or in depth treatment.
One with Father Keating's ability should have produced far better than this, particularly considering that neither Thérèse nor Jesus leave one with a paltry amount of material with which to work.