Contemplation and Community

A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition

RELIGION

288 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9780824550516

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Overview

"All around the world a resurgence of Christian contemplative living is creating a new framework for spirituality inside and outside of formal religion. Building on and expanding from the thoughts and works of such as Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Tilden Edwards, Laurence Freeman, and other founding members of the modern contemplative movement, a new movement carries on the work of their mentors. This collection brings together the diverse voices who have emerged as new leaders of the contemplative movement. Exploring a multitude of themes, such as silence, imagination, meditation, embodiment, community and social action, this volume introduces the new voices who reflect globally on the gifts, challenges, differences and commonalities of Christian contemplation today for communities and people of faith."

Author Biography

"Sarah Bachelard is a theologian and priest in Anglican Orders based in Canberra, Australia. She is the founding director of the ecumenical community, Benedictus Community Church, and has led retreats and taught contemplative prayer nationally and internationally. She is the author of Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis and Resurrection and Moral Imagination. BA in Classics and History, with honors, Australian National University BA in Theology, with honors, Oxford University Ph.D. in Philosophy, Australian National University" Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Prior to coming to Shalem, she ran Executive Soul, helping leaders and organizations nurture their souls and express their deepest values institutionally. She also taught as adjunct faculty at Andover Newton Theological School in the area of contemplative leadership. Rooted in Quaker practice, Margaret has written extensively on various aspects of contemplative leadership and spirituality at work, including The Soul of Supervision; The Soul of a Leader: Finding Your Path to Fulfillment and Success; and Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations. "Thomas Bushlack, Ph.D., is associate professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at Aquinas Institute of Theology (St. Louis, MO), where he is also the co-director of the Ashley-O’Rourke Center for Health Ministry Leadership. His teaching and research focuses on the intersection of contemplative spirituality, virtue ethics, and Catholic Social Thought. He is also an Oblate of St. Benedict through St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN, a commissioned practitioner of Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., and a trustee of the Trust for the Meditation Process. BA in Theology, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN MTS, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL Ph.D. in Moral Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL" "Sicco Claus is a high school teacher and the national coordinator of the World Community for Christian Meditation in the Netherlands. He is currently finishing his Ph.D., focusing on the spirituality of John Main (1926-1982), Benedictine monk and promoter of Christian meditation. Sicco is interested in the ways Main’s contemplative approach to life is fruitful within the context of cultural-theoretical explorations and practical fields such as education. MADiv, former Catholic Theological Univeristy, Utrecht, today University of Tilburg MAPhil, University of Utrecht Ph.D. researcher, Radboud Univeristy, Nijmegen Fellow, Titus Brandsma Institute, Nijmegen" "Sicco Claus is a high school teacher and the national coordinator of the World Community for Christian Meditation in the Netherlands. He is currently finishing his Ph.D., focusing on the spirituality of John Main (1926-1982), Benedictine monk and promoter of Christian meditation. Sicco is interested in the ways Main’s contemplative approach to life is fruitful within the context of cultural-theoretical explorations and practical fields such as education. MADiv, former Catholic Theological Univeristy, Utrecht, today University of Tilburg MAPhil, University of Utrecht Ph.D. researcher, Radboud Univeristy, Nijmegen Fellow, Titus Brandsma Institute, Nijmegen" "Leonardo Corrêa, is a Brazilian journalist and the Director of Communication for the World Community for Christian Meditation. He began practicing Christian meditation in 2008 and is a passionate advocate for the discipline, having lived in community at Meditatio House in London in 2011. He is married to Marciélen and lives in Porto Alegre, South Brazil. Bachelor in Social Communication, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil Specialization in Philosophy (Epistemology), PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil" Tilden Edwards, Shalem’s Founder and Senior Fellow, served as Shalem’s Executive Director for over 27 years. An Episcopal pries