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Author Mabry, John R.

Title Growing into God : a beginner's guide to Christian mysticism / John R. Mabry.

Publication Info. Wheaton, Ill. : Quest Books-Theosophical Pub. House, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  248.22 MABRY    Check Shelf
Edition First Quest edition.
Description xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 255 -268) and index.
Summary Mabry's great passion is to bring theology to everyday life by explaining complex ideas in everyday language that anyone can understand and find useful. In Growing into God, he "demystifies" mysticism, providing a friendly and accessible entry point to some of the teachings, practices, and experiences of the Christian mystical tradition. Mabry explores the classic mystical journey, which begins with the Awakening of a unitive consciousness that experiences everything as Divine and interconnected. The journey continues with Purgation, in which we empty ourselves of illusion; Illumination, in which we begin to see God in all things and all things in God; and, finally, Union, in which we marry our lives with God's life. Our hands become God's hands, our lips become God's lips, our touch becomes God's touch, in order to bring help, comfort, and healing to the world.
Contents Awakening -- Purgation -- Transition: dark night of the senses -- Illumination -- Transition: dark night of the spirit -- Union -- Conclusion: this tradition belongs to you -- Questions & answers -- Mystics, in their own words -- Spiritual practices -- Mystic's journey in liturgy & tradition -- Mystic's journey & spiritual development theory.
Subject Mysticism.
ISBN 9780835609012
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