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Overview Wild and Robust explicates the principles of Christian Humanism developed by McNamara throughout his long career. Rather than constricting the broad range of humanism, the qualifying word Christian enlivens, enriches, and extends the concept to the horizons of the universe and the pinnacle of human striving. McNamara's vigorous presentation will inform Christian and non-Christian seekers alike with his powerful and loving insights.
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Studio: Cowley Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2006
Publisher Cowley Publications
ISBN 156101284X ISBN13 9781561012848
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For General Information Jun 24, 2008
In response to the first reviewer's use of the term "Father," Mr. William McNamara was laicized by the Holy See several years ago and may no longer function or present himself as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church or as a member of the Carmelite Order.
Wild and Robust: The Adventures of Christian Humanism by William McNamara Aug 14, 2007
Sixteen months ago at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA, I met Father William (Willie) McNamara, a fellow retreatant. He invited my family and me to stay for two weeks at his Corpus Christi Hermitage in New Pine Creek, OR, which we did last August. So, I have come to know him well.
"Wild and Robust" represents the culmination of Father Willie's work as an author. In it, he summarizes and refines material from his previous books, and also adds new material, such as in the chapter on "meeting." The fruition of a long and holy life, "Wild and Robust" brims with eloquent wisdom. If I could own only one book by William McNamara, this would be it.
Father Willie de-mystifies mysticism, making it accessible to every person on an experiential level. Wisely, he does not negate our vital energy, but teaches us to know God by becoming "disciplined" wild men. Thus, I have grown more aware of God's nearness and come to appreciate the central importance of contemplation as a way of being.