The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three

The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three Author Cynthia Bourgeault
ISBN-10 9780834828940
Year 2013-07-09
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this formula that Christians recite as though on autopilot lie the secrets for healing our world, rekindling our visionary imagination, and manifesting the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. It’s an astonishing claim, but one that is supported by Cynthia Bourgeault’s exploration of Trinitarian theology—and by her bold work in further articulating the deep truth it contains. She looks to the ancient concept in light of the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff and Jacob Boehme to reveal the Trinity as the "hidden driveshaft" within Christianity: the compassionate expression of the Uncreated Reality in creation.

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene Author Cynthia Bourgeault
ISBN-10 0834822601
Year 2010-09-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity—yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what’s there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine. Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.

Mystical Hope

Mystical Hope Author Cynthia Bourgeault
ISBN-10 9781561011933
Year 2001
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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In five interwoven meditations, Mystical Hope shows how to recognize hope in our own lives, where it comes from, how to deepen it through prayer, and how to carry it into the world as a source of strength and renewal.

The Trinity Practically Speaking

The Trinity  Practically Speaking Author Frank D. Macchia
ISBN-10 9780830859610
Year 2012-02-06
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Three Gods, or One, or Three-in-One? Since the word Trinity does not appear in the Bible, many people wonder whether the doctrine is anything more than an intellectual puzzle created by theologians. This book takes readers on a guided tour of the logic leading to understanding God as a Trinity. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the Bible (and in Christian experience) are all vital to the reality of salvation. All three save. This point may not seem to be very significant until seen in the light of the basic premise of the entire Bible, namely, that only God can save (Hosea 13:4). There are benefits involved in understanding God as a communion of persons, a circle of love. God is no longer viewed as a distant judge removed from the sorrows of earthly existence. Salvation can be seen as more than mere forgiveness of sins. It also involves a life-transforming communion of divine love. A robust understanding of the Trinity fosters a more full and transformed Christian life.

God for Us

God for Us Author Catherine M. Lacugna
ISBN-10 9780060649135
Year 1993-06-11
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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An extraordinary work that revitalizes theology and Christian life by recovering the early roots of Trinitarian doctrine and exploring the enduringly practical dimensions of faith in God as a community of persons.

The Trinity Secret

The Trinity Secret Author Marie D. Jones
ISBN-10 1601631456
Year 2011-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher
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Uncovers the secrets behind the concept of trinities and the roles they have played in religions and belief systems throughout history.

Putting on the Mind of Christ

Putting on the Mind of Christ Author James Marion
ISBN-10 1612831869
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hampton Roads Publishing
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What does it mean to follow the path of Christ today? For Jim Marion, former Catholic monk, mystic, and attorney, if you want to join the Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven, you must do so while living as a human on the Earth. It's not something that automatically happens to Christians after death, nor can the Church do it for you. Indeed, says Marion, inner spiritual growth has always been the true essence of Christian practice. Putting on the Mind of Christ is the ardent expression of a modern mystic reporting his spiritual experiences within a "Christ-focused" framework. Neither evangelist nor theorist, Marion is a Christian practitioner--he's simply done what the scriptures advise. For Christians who are disaffected with contemporary Christianity there is another way--Marion calls it the "old original way"-to experience the true spirituality of Christianity. Drawing upon his own rich mystical experience and deep understanding of scriptural models, Marion shows the reader how to emulate the developmental stages of the Christ--how to put on the mind of Christ to achieve spiritual illumination and communion with the Christ. Pioneering, transcendent and grounded, Putting on the Mind of Christ may permanently alter the landscape of 21st century Christianity.

Chanting the Psalms

Chanting the Psalms Author Cynthia Bourgeault
ISBN-10 9781590302576
Year 2006
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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In this book-with-CD, Cynthia Bourgeault shows how chanting the Psalms - those 150 exquisite hymns of praise to God from the Bible - can become a meaningful form of meditation and prayer for laypeople, leading to contemplation, insight, and joy. The mindfulness produced by chanting can be tapped into by anyone regardless of musical skill or theological sophistication, and it can be done in community as well as privately. In Chanting the Psalms, Bourgeault provides a history of Christian psalm chanting (also called "psalmody") and demonstrates how it relates to other chanting traditions. She also shows how chanting can fit into an existing practice of contemplation and prayer, deepening and enriching it. But she also teaches you how to do it: you can literally sing along with Cynthia on the accompanying CD as she and her friends demonstrate the basic techniques and easy melodies that anyone can learn to make psalmody a personal meditative practice.

The Wisdom Jesus

The Wisdom Jesus Author Cynthia Bourgeault
ISBN-10 0834823209
Year 2008-08-12
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault is a masterful guide to Jesus's vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teachings for yourself.

The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity Author Henry Allan Ironside
ISBN-10 0872133486
Year 1986
Pages 15
Language en
Publisher Loizeaux Brothers
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A brief but thorough examination of the three persons of the trinity in an easy-to-understand format. Helpful and convenient booklet.

The Entangled Trinity

The Entangled Trinity Author Ernest L. Simmons
ISBN-10 9781451438574
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Fortress Press
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The Doctrine of the Trinity is an exercise in wonder. From the earliest days of Christianity, theologians of the church have drawn upon the most sophisticated language and understandings of their time in an attempt to clarify and express that faith. But how should we attempt to articulate that faith today? In this volume, Ernest Simmons engages precisely that question by asking what the current scientific understanding of the natural world might contribute to our reflection upon the relationship of God and the world in a Triune fashion.

The Four Vision Quests of Jesus

The Four Vision Quests of Jesus Author Steven Charleston
ISBN-10 9780819231734
Year 2015-05-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Church Publishing, Inc.
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• Christian theology as seen through the lens of Native American tradition A unique look at Christian biblical interpretation and theology from the perspective of Native American tradition, this book focuses on four specific experiences of Jesus as portrayed in the synoptic gospels. It examines each story as a “vision quest,” a universal spiritual phenomenon, but one of particular importance within North American indigenous communities. Jesus’ experience in the wilderness is the first quest. It speaks to a foundational Native American value: the need to enter into the “we” rather than the “I.” The Transfiguration is the second quest, describing the Native theology of transcendent spirituality that impacts reality and shapes mission. Gethsemane is the third quest. It embodies the Native tradition of the holy men or women, who find their freedom through discipline and concerns for justice, compassion, and human dignity. Golgotha is the final quest. It represents the Native sacrament of sacrifice (e.g., the Sun Dance). The chapter on Golgotha is a discussion of kinship, balance, and harmony: all primary to Native tradition and integral to Christian thought.

The Twelve Patriarchs The Mystical Ark Book Three of The Trinity

The Twelve Patriarchs   The Mystical Ark   Book Three of The Trinity Author Richard (of St. Victor)
ISBN-10 0809121220
Year 1979-01
Pages 425
Language en
Publisher Paulist Press
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Here are the writings of the man who was the great link between the early Christian mystics and the mystical awakening in medieval Europe. Richard (?-1173) was born in Scotland and joined the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris, where he became Superior and Prior.