Ecstasy and Intimacy: When the Holy Spirit Meets the Human Spirit (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Dec 13, 2005 - Religion - 295 pages
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Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson

Countering the generic "spirituality" so popular today, Edith Humphrey presents an authentic Christian spirituality that draws on Scripture and the profound riches of the Christian tradition -- Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant. Humphrey shows how Christian spirituality is rooted in the Trinity, in the ecstasy ("going out" of oneself) and intimacy (profound closeness with another) marking the relations between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The book embodies a banquet of excerpts from the greatest spiritual writers in history -- such luminaries as St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, Julian of Norwich, St. Teresa of vila, the Wesley brothers, Thomas Merton, and Alexander Schmemann. Humphrey's elegant prose, laced with stories and images from her own life, beautifully uncovers the ways in which God's trinitarian life informs all human communion. Each chapter ends with questions for further reflection and discussion.
  

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Quotes "Thomas Merton" six times. New AGE!

Contents

The Holy Tryst and the Great Story The Incarnation the Holy Spirit and the Human Spirit
13
Separation from God and Approach
31
Word and Wisdom Knowledge and Faith
53
LIGHT
79
On Mount Tabor Jesus in the Center in Communion with Father and Spirit
81
The Flame of Love The Witness of Our Older Siblings in the Faith
102
Icons of Love Communion in Friendship Family Marriage and Church
155
LIFE
199
When Spirituality Goes Wrong
201
The Holy Spirit Hope and Healing
222
Suffering Transformation and New Creation
247
Generic Spirituality Abomination or Open Door?
271
BIBLIOGRAPHY
280
INDEX OF SUBJECTS AND NAMES
287
INDEX OF SCRIPTURE AND OTHER ANCIENT SOURCES
292
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Page 11 - I the unkind, ungrateful ? Ah my dear, I cannot look on thee. Love took my hand, and smiling did reply, Who made the eyes but I ? Truth, Lord, but I have marred them : let my shame Go where it doth deserve.
Page 10 - Holy Ghost! our souls inspire, >-" And lighten with celestial fire. Thou the anointing Spirit art, Who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart. Thy blessed unction from above Is comfort, life, and fire of love. Enable, with perpetual light, The dulness of our blinded sight.

About the author (2005)

Edith M. Humphrey is Professor of Scripture, Augustine College, Ottawa and lecturer at Carleton University and St Paul University, Ottawa.

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