The World is Our Cloister

The World is Our Cloister : A Guide to Modern Religious Life

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The dedicated religious life of monks and nuns has a fascination for many of us-at a distance. We live in the world we have, and it's hard to figure out how to do it in a God-filled way. "The World is Our Cloister" is about the new religious life; a life to which Protestant, Catholic, Hindu or those with no label can relate. It is a guide to living the devotional life, not behind the walls of a monastery, but in the world. It's about engagement in the world as well as withdrawal, the balance between a life of action and one of contemplation; how to be in the world but not of it. It is also a guide to the mystical experience at the heart of all religion. Beyond the barriers of belief and practice lies the stark and simple reality of relating to God: "the practice of the presence of God".

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 20mm | 299.37g
  • John Hunt Publishing
  • O Books
  • New AlresfordUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846940494
  • 9781846940491
  • 214,539

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Shows clearly how people belonging to different spiritual traditions or no tradition at all can make their spiritual journey to the source of our life. In a world where many people are dissatisfied with the traditional religions and looking for a different way, this book will be a good companion. Brother John Martin Sahajananda

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About Jennifer Kavanagh

Jennifer Kavanagh gave up her career as a literary agent to be a community/prison worker. She is active in the Quaker community, helping to run a weekly outreach programme, and writes and broadcasts.

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