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Title:
Arise my love-- : mysticism for a new era
Author:
Johnston, William, 1925-2010.
Publication Information:
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xviii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781570753121
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Rediscovers the long-ignored tradition of mysticism in Christianity and shows how this wisdom can renew our lives, and champion peace and reconciliation around the world.


Author Notes

William Johnston, an Irish Jesuit, has lived for more than forty years in Japan. As a professor of religious studies and director of the Institute of Oriental Religions of Sophia University, he has lectured world-wide on East-West mysticism


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xv
Part I The New Consciousness
1 New Erap. 3
Decline of the Westp. 3
Apocalypse Nowp. 4
Prophet of Hopep. 6
"Return, O Israel..."p. 7
One Worldp. 8
"Ay, there's the rub..."p. 10
2 Age of Revolution (I)p. 12
Scientific Revolutionp. 12
Knowledge-Love-Wisdomp. 14
The Mystical Traditionp. 15
Science and Lovep. 16
3 Age of Revolution (II)p. 19
A Revolutionary Culturep. 19
New Wineskinsp. 21
Culture in Transitionp. 22
Superstructure and Corep. 23
Institutional Collapsep. 24
Toward the Era of Johnp. 25
4 The Great Searchp. 28
The Great Hungerp. 28
The Christian Searchp. 29
The Tyranny of Dogmap. 31
Two Theologiesp. 33
"Seekers after truth"p. 36
"This above all..."p. 38
5 The Awakening of Asiap. 40
The Mystic Eastp. 40
Hindu Renaissancep. 40
Christian Responsep. 41
The Unity of Religionsp. 43
Universal Wisdomp. 45
Unity in Diversityp. 46
Challenge of Buddhismp. 47
Ongoing Dialoguep. 49
Learning from Historyp. 51
6 Asian Meditationp. 54
Thinking and No-Thinkingp. 54
The Marriagep. 55
Zen Goes Westp. 57
The Practice of Zenp. 58
Emptinessp. 61
Interreligious Meditationp. 63
Toward Mysticismp. 65
7 Searching for Mysticismp. 67
Hungry Sheepp. 67
Journey to Indiap. 69
A Perilous Journeyp. 71
The Esoteric Traditionp. 73
The New Agep. 74
Powers of Darknessp. 75
False Prophetp. 77
Discerning the Spiritsp. 79
Toward a New Mysticismp. 82
Part II The New Mysticism
8 Journey of Prayerp. 87
Prayer for Allp. 87
Talking to Godp. 88
Growthp. 90
One and Not Onep. 91
Giftp. 92
A New Visionp. 94
"Do not believe every spirit"p. 95
Signs and Wondersp. 97
The Way of Nothingp. 100
Contemplation to Mysticismp. 102
9 The Road to Mysticismp. 103
Night Must Fallp. 103
The Darkness of the Buddhap. 105
Birth of the True Selfp. 107
Wood and Firep. 109
Magdalene the Mysticp. 110
Mysticism and Indwellingp. 112
Mystical Energyp. 114
The Hebrew Prophetsp. 116
The Futurep. 118
10 Sannyasin, Bodhisattva and Mysticp. 120
Mystical Dialoguep. 120
Hindu-Christian Sannyasinsp. 120
Beyond the Signsp. 124
The Same and Differentp. 127
Dangers of Sannyasap. 129
Humility and Powerlessnessp. 130
Paul the Mysticp. 131
Mysticism in the Institutionp. 133
11 "That Ultimate and Unutterable Mystery"p. 136
Questions, Questions, Questionsp. 136
Asian Mysticismp. 137
Philosophers and Mysticsp. 138
The Jew in the Lotusp. 142
"I Am Who I Am ..."p. 144
"God is dead ..."p. 145
Being-in-Lovep. 147
12 Incarnationp. 149
Descentp. 149
The Eventp. 150
Spiritual Marriagep. 152
Divinizationp. 154
The Greek Councilsp. 155
Image and Iconp. 156
Mysticism and Imagep. 158
Matter and Mysticismp. 159
A New Mysticismp. 162
13 The Search for Jesusp. 165
Spiritual Searchp. 165
Scientific Searchp. 166
First-Person Sciencep. 167
Modern Paganismp. 168
Dead Endp. 169
The Wisdom of Asiap. 170
Catholic Searchp. 172
Knowledge and Wisdomp. 174
Transmissionp. 175
The Way Forwardp. 176
14 Jesus the Mystic (I)p. 179
Jesus and Asiap. 179
Christian Asiap. 180
Jesus at Prayerp. 182
Jesus the Prophetp. 184
Taboric Lightp. 186
The Dark Nightp. 187
The Vision of Godp. 188
15 Jesus the Mystic (II)p. 192
Jesus and Advaitap. 192
The Eagle in Flightp. 194
More than a Mysticp. 196
Story of Lovep. 198
The Archetypal Mysticp. 199
Part III The Great Conversion
16 "One Lord, one Faith"p. 205
The Call of the Spiritp. 205
The Power of Powerlessnessp. 206
Toward Decentralizationp. 207
The Daunting Taskp. 209
Lonerganian Conversionp. 211
Papal Conversionp. 215
Prophetic Voicesp. 218
The Prophetic Voice of Asiap. 220
Ignatian Conversionp. 222
17 Toward Harmonyp. 224
United in Prayerp. 224
Time and Spacep. 226
The One and the Manyp. 228
The Asian Giftp. 229
The Christian Giftp. 231
An Asian Christologyp. 234
Asia and Harmonyp. 236
Epilogue: the Second Springp. 239
Acknowledgmentsp. 242
Notesp. 243
Indexp. 255

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