Tag Archives: Rowan Williams

A Revolutionary Matter

Contemplation: Week 2 A Revolutionary Matter Monday, December 17, 2018 Contemplation is beyond the normal consciousness of the mind, granting access to the mystery, known only by love. Here, the normal activities of the human personality come to rest, in order to hear what has remained unheard and to see what has been hidden or… Continue Reading A Revolutionary Matter

The Christian Contemplative Tradition

Western Christianity The Christian Contemplative Tradition Sunday, September 16, 2018 Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy have a long tradition of teaching contemplation or nondual consciousness. But its systematic teaching was primarily held in the Eastern “Greek” church; the Western “Latin” church was more extroverted and aligned with empires. Serious contemplative teaching—very upfront in the desert fathers… Continue Reading The Christian Contemplative Tradition

Revolutionary Contemplation

Rebuilding on a Contemplative Foundation Revolutionary Contemplation Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Today, we continue Archbishop Rowan Williams’ address to the Synod of Bishops in Rome in 2012. [Contemplation] is very far from being just one kind of thing that Christians do: it is the key to prayer, liturgy, art and ethics, the key to the… Continue Reading Revolutionary Contemplation

Silently Gazing upon God

Rebuilding on a Contemplative Foundation Silently Gazing upon God Monday, July 10, 2017 In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI invited Rowan Williams, then Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the Anglican Church in England, to address the Synod of Bishops on the topic of evangelization. Williams is a brilliant theologian and man of prayer. His address… Continue Reading Silently Gazing upon God

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, May 15-Friday, May 20, 2016 Moses takes spirituality and social engagement together from the very beginning. As Moses hides his face from the burning bush, God commissions him to confront the pharaoh of Egypt and tell him to stop oppressing the enslaved Hebrews. (Sunday) “To be fully human… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Fully Human

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Fully Human Monday, May 16, 2016 Many have said, and I totally agree, that true religion is not trying to make human beings spiritual. We’re already spiritual beings. Great religion is trying to make human beings human. That’s not a lightweight cliché. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI invited then Archbishop… Continue Reading Fully Human

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