By Christopher Bamford,Philip Zaleski
Two strong reasons weave underneath the outside of our non secular historical past: the will to grasp and the will to like. the key background of the West is the tale of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers attempting to unite those streams and have fun the sacred marriage of emblems and Sophia, note and knowledge. This ebook, an impressionistic heritage of the Western non secular culture, follows the traces—from historic Greece into glossy times—of those that sought to grasp the area and themselves, whereas figuring out that they need to triumph over themselves to like the area and every other.
“Christopher Bamford is likely one of the few who can wed sagacity and sweetness. analyzing a textual content like this units the guts on fireplace with love of God and gratitude in the event you have dedicated their lives, with no matter what degree of luck, to the myriad paths of the Christian life.” –from the advent by means of Philip Zaleski
“Admirers of Christopher Bamford have lengthy waited the nice paintings at the Christian esoteric culture that they knew he harbored. Now apparently, with the entire merits of ripeness and a existence lived with infrequent religious depth. it is a publication to be learn and revisited as one’s personal knowledge grows, expectantly, to fulfill it.” –Joscelyn Godwin, writer of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
“This profoundly religious book…reveals the hidden harmony among subject and spirit, among humanity, nature and the divine. Bamford writes below the signal of Hermes and within the culture of the nice non secular romantics Novalis, Goethe, and Blake. At center, 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 commonly on Western religious 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 vacationer. An essay of his was once integrated within the HarperSanFransico anthology top non secular Writing 2000.
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