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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The World is Our Cloister
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Modern Religious Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Kavanagh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846940491
    ISBN 10: 1846940494
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX8
    B&T General Subject: 590
    DC22: 204.4
    LC classification: BL
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    B&T Approval Code: A13702000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24710
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVS5
    Publisher
    John Hunt Publishing
    Imprint name
    O Books
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New Alresford
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    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