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|Brian Draper asks, what might a Christian distinctive of the popular ‘Mindfulness‘ look like, not least for such a time as this?
The practice of Faith in a Dismissive World
|In contemporary Britain, claims of religious belief are increasingly not taken seriously, and regarded by many as meaningless, even absurd. Numbers attending church continue to decline. However, there remains a deep hunger for authentic spirituality.
These two lectures will touch on how the practice of the contemplative way of faith can, despite everything, make profound sense – and lead to a different kind of knowing: “The Christian of the future will be a mystic, or he will not exist at all.” (Karl Rahner)
Patrick Woodhouse is a writer and Anglican priest, and was until recently a Canon of Wells Cathedral. He is the author of Etty Hillesum, a Life Transformed and Life in the Psalms, Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts (both published by Bloomsbury). He lives in Somerset.
The practice of Faith in a Dismissive World continued
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