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The Resource Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi, Richard Rohr

Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi, Richard Rohr

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Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi
Title
Eager to love
Title remainder
the alternative way of Francis of Assisi
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rohr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Rohr focuses his attention on all frames and doorways to the divine--the alternative way of Francis of Assisi. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved of all saints, was at once very traditional and entirely revolutionary in the ways of holiness. As a standing paradox, he both stood barefoot on the earth and yet touched the heavens; he was grounded in the church and yet instinctively moved toward the cosmos; he lived happily inside the visible and tangible, and yet both suffered and rejoiced in the invisible. Rohr places the tradition as first practiced by Francis, and subsequently by others, within a context for the uninitiated audience. This is not a historical accounting, but rather a perspective about how the alternative orthodoxy can deepen spiritual life for anyone, whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, secular, or spiritual seeker. Eager to Love is grounded in the Gospels, the prophets, a broad blend of psychology and theology, and in literature and art, to continue to communicate through all the sources that articulate specific alternative ways of understanding God with us
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rohr, Richard
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX4700.F6
LC item number
R6235 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis
  • Francis
  • Spiritual life
  • Christian life
  • Christian life
  • Spiritual life
Label
Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi, Richard Rohr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Something old and something new -- What do we mean by "mysticism"? -- A happy run downward: the inner authority of those who have suffered -- Living on the edge of the inside: simplicity and justice -- Home base: nature and the road -- Contemplation: a different way of knowing -- An alternative orthodoxy: paying attention to different things -- The Franciscan genius: the integration of the negative -- Lightness of heart and firmness of foot: the integration of feminine and masculine -- The legacy of Clare: living the life at depth -- Entering the world of another: Francis and the Sultan of Egypt -- Bonaventure: to yield to love is to return to the source -- John Duns Scotus: anything but a dunce -- Francis: a natural spiritual genius -- Appendix I.A dynamic unity between Jesus of Nazareth and the cosmic Christ -- Appendix II. Is God a person? The Franciscan view of the nature of the divine -- Appendix III. How are things "caused"?
Control code
876883481
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781632531407
Lccn
2014016001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883481
Label
Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi, Richard Rohr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Something old and something new -- What do we mean by "mysticism"? -- A happy run downward: the inner authority of those who have suffered -- Living on the edge of the inside: simplicity and justice -- Home base: nature and the road -- Contemplation: a different way of knowing -- An alternative orthodoxy: paying attention to different things -- The Franciscan genius: the integration of the negative -- Lightness of heart and firmness of foot: the integration of feminine and masculine -- The legacy of Clare: living the life at depth -- Entering the world of another: Francis and the Sultan of Egypt -- Bonaventure: to yield to love is to return to the source -- John Duns Scotus: anything but a dunce -- Francis: a natural spiritual genius -- Appendix I.A dynamic unity between Jesus of Nazareth and the cosmic Christ -- Appendix II. Is God a person? The Franciscan view of the nature of the divine -- Appendix III. How are things "caused"?
Control code
876883481
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781632531407
Lccn
2014016001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883481
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