By Christopher Bamford,Philip Zaleski
Two robust explanations weave underneath the skin of our non secular heritage: the will to understand and the need to like. the key historical past of the West is the tale of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers attempting to unite those streams and rejoice the sacred marriage of emblems and Sophia, be aware and knowledge. This e-book, an impressionistic background of the Western religious culture, follows the traces—from historical Greece into smooth times—of those that sought to grasp the realm and themselves, whereas figuring out that they need to conquer themselves to like the area and every other.
“Christopher Bamford is without doubt one of the few who can wed sagacity and sweetness. studying a textual content like this units the center on fireplace with love of God and gratitude if you happen to have committed their lives, with no matter what degree of good fortune, to the myriad paths of the Christian life.” –from the advent by way of Philip Zaleski
“Admirers of Christopher Bamford have lengthy waited the good paintings at the Christian esoteric culture that they knew he harbored. Now it sounds as if, with the entire advantages of ripeness and a lifestyles lived with infrequent non secular depth. this can be a booklet to be learn and revisited as one’s personal knowledge grows, with a bit of luck, to fulfill it.” –Joscelyn Godwin, writer of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
“This profoundly religious book…reveals the hidden team spirit among subject and spirit, among humanity, nature and the divine. Bamford writes less than the signal of Hermes and within the culture of the nice religious romantics Novalis, Goethe, and Blake. At middle, his paintings, like theirs, embodies the paranormal currents of Christianity. we're lucky certainly to have this type of voice in occasions like these.” –Arthur Versluis, writer of Restoring Paradise, Wisdom’s Children
Christopher Bamford is the editor-in-chief of SteinerBooks and Lindsfarne Books. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne organization, he has lectured, taught, and written greatly on Western non secular and esoteric traditions, and is a contributing editor to Lapis journal. he's the writer, translator, and editor to varied books, together with The Voice of the Eagle; Celtic Christianity: Ecology and Holiness; Homage to Pythagoras; Rediscovering Sacred technological know-how; and The Noble traveler. An essay of his was once incorporated within the HarperSanFransico anthology most sensible religious Writing 2000.
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