On Prayer and Contemplation: Classic and Contemporary Texts
On Prayer and Contemplation: Classic and Contemporary Texts  -     Edited By: Matthew Levering
    By: Matthew Levering
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Stock No: WW542503
Sheed & Ward / 2005 / Hardcover

On Prayer and Contemplation: Classic and Contemporary Texts

Edited By: Matthew Levering
Sheed & Ward / 2005 / Hardcover

Stock No: WW542503

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Sheed & Ward
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.86 X 6.04 X 0.76 (inches)
ISBN: 0742542505
ISBN-13: 9780742542501

Publisher's Description

This is a rich, informative, and inspiring compendium of the Christian tradition of prayer and contemplation from the earliest days of the Church to the present day. Included are selections from St. Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, St. Clement of Rome, St. Gregory of Nyssa, John Cassian, St. Augustine, St. Gregory of Sinai, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Julian of Norwich, Brother Lawrence, St. Francis de Sales, St. Vincent de Paul, Lancelot Andrewes, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, St. Edith Stein, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hans Urs von Balthasar and Pope John Paul II. Levering has selected readings that capture how Christian saints and spiritual leaders through the ages have understood what prayer is, why we pray, and how we pray. The selections also integrate the Eastern Orthodox and Western understandings of prayer and contemplation. The book is perfect for study, meditation, and inspiration.

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