The Divine Dance

The Divine Dance : The Trinity And Your Transformation

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The Divine Dance has become a classic for fans of Richard Rohr and an important book on Christian mysticism, it provides a fresh perspective for anyone studying or teaching the trinity.

The Trinity is the central doctrine of Christianity, but it is still widely considered a mystery we won't ever fully understand. Should we still try to understand it, even so? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God?

In this stimulating and thought-provoking book, internationally recognised teacher Richard Rohr explores the nature of God and the paradoxical idea of the Holy Trinity as both three and one. With clear, surefooted wisdom, he encourages us to build on the early Christian understanding of the relationship between Father, Son and Spirit as a flow and dance - a Divine Dance - that we are invited to join in.

An engaging, accessible look at the nature of God, The Divine Dance will challenge the way you think about the Trinity and give you a much fuller understanding of the triune relationship that is at the heart of Christian doctrine. It will leave you with a faith that is renewed and strengthened, and show you how you can engage more deeply in your relationship with God and the world through the Trinity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 361g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0281078157
  • 9780281078158
  • 29,859

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Finding the sweet spot where contemporary science meets ancient mysticism, and theology meets poetry, The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well-lived. In our joy or our pain, true life is always relational, a flow, a dance. (And was always meant to be.) -- Bono, U2 The Divine Dance is not only Richard Rohr's best book; it's the best book on the Trinity I've ever read. Tender, human, both pastorally and psychologically brilliant, this is the work Rohr was born to do . . . An instant spiritual classic. -- Jonathan Martin, Author, How to Survive a Shipwreck Rohr and Morrell have given us a liberating and yet totally orthodox invitation into the life of God. This book is a celebration of the Trinity, not as bad math (1+1+1=3), and not as baffling mystery to avoid, but as the divine movement of love. The Divine Dance is an example of why Rohr has had such a profound influence on so many Christians seeking to balance reason and mystery, action and contemplation, not to mention faith and real life. -- Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Author, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People, NadiaBolzWeber.com The Divine Dance invites you into the heart of Christian mysticism: the lavish ever-expanding love of God. Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell show how the triune God is more than a philosophical concept-the Trinity is a joyous celebration of love and life, and we are all called to participate. -- Carl McColman, Author, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, CarlMcColman.net A truly vital re-presentation of the fundamental truths that lie at the heart of the Christian gospel for a new age. Rohr and Morrell have written a soon-to-be classic that will re-enchant many with the beauty of the Christian tradition while causing us to expand and explore beyond the boundaries of rigid religiosity . . . a must-read for every Christian in the twenty-first century. -- Brandan Robertson, Author, Nomad: A Spirituality for Travelling Light With the wisdom of C.S. Lewis and the accessibility of Rob Bell, Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell unpack our long-lingering questions about God, love, grace, and forgiveness, all through the lens of Trinitarian spirituality. This isn't to say that this book answers every question. Like all good mystics, Rohr and Morrell circle our questions, reveling in the mystery of all that is. Join them. Stand with them "under the waterfall of God's infinite mercy, and know that you are loved." -- David James Poissant, L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist; author, The Heaven of Animals, davidjamespoissant.com Richard Rohr is one of the great spiritual masters of our time, indeed of any time. His superb new book on the Trinity is vintage Rohr: clearheaded, provocative, inspiring, challenging, and, most of all, suffused with the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Trinity will of course always remain a profound mystery, but after reading Father Rohr's book, you will experience it as a mystery that can, and will, transform your life. -- James Martin, SJ, Author, Jesus: A Pilgrimage and Seven Last Words Richard Rohr has once again given us a remarkable book on a sub ject that most Christians haven't really thought about or prayed about, and yet we all agree is at the very heart of Christianity . . . [Richard's] heart is to reform Christianity from the bottom up by making clear the very shape of God, and in The Divine Dance he does just that . . the wisdom contained within these pages will enable us all to join in the dance of life! -- Francis MacNutt, Healing minister and author, The Healing Reawakening, christianhealingmin.org More and more people are struggling with conventional understandings of God, like the big white guy on a throne with a long beard and a fistful of swords and lightning bolts by which you (or your enemies) might be smitten at any moment if you don't think or act correctly. For many, the concept of Trinity simply triples their God-problems. But in The Divine Dance, Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell explore the Trinity as a pathway beyond problematic understandings of God. This beautifully-written book can do far more than change your troubled thoughts about God: it can change your way of thinking about God entirely. -- Brian D. McLaren, Activist, speaker, and author, We Make the Road by Walking, brianmclaren.net This is Christianity, awake. In The Divine Dance, Fr. Rohr and Mike Morrell inspire the mind and open the heart by exploring how a more robust Trinitarian theology can enliven faith in a way that's rooted not only in Christian tradition, but in wisdom, experience, and love. -- Michael Gungor, Musician and author, The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse, GungorMusic.com An inspiring book whose richness is possibly best savoured when read intermittently, allowing it to become part of one's own process of prayer. * Reform Magazine, May issue * an imaginative, provocative, and energised invitation to be renewed in the Trinitarian faith * Church Times *
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About Richard Rohr

Father Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest, who serves as Founding Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is an internationally known speaker and the author of many books including The Universal Christ (2018), the follow up to The Divine Dance, Immortal Diamond (2013) and Falling Upward (2012).
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