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Ecstasy and Intimacy: When the Holy Spirit…

Ecstasy and Intimacy: When the Holy Spirit Meets the Human Spirit

by Edith M. Humphrey

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INTRODUCTION : The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of the Age: Discerning the Difference -- I. LOVE -- Holy tryst and the great story : the Incarnation, the Holy Spirit, and the human spirit -- Separation from God and approach -- Word and wisdom, knowledge and faith -- II. LIGHT -- On Mount Tabor : Jesus at the center, in communion with Father and Spirit -- Flame of Love - the witness of our older siblings in the faith -- Icons of love - communion in friendship, family, marriage, and church -- III. LIFE -- When spirituality goes wrong -- Holy Spirit, hope, and healing -- Suffering, transformation, and new creation -- CONCLUSION : Generic Spirituality - Abomination or Open Door?
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Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson

Countering the generic "spirituality" so popular today, Edith Humphrey presents an authentic Christian spirituality that draws on Scripture and the profound riches of the Christian tradition -- Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant. Humphrey shows how Christian spirituality is rooted in the Trinity, in the ecstasy ("going out" of oneself) and intimacy (profound closeness with another) marking the relations between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The book embodies a banquet of excerpts from the greatest spiritual writers in history -- such luminaries as St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, Julian of Norwich, St. Teresa of �vila, the Wesley brothers, Thomas Merton, and Alexander Schmemann. Humphrey's elegant prose, laced with stories and images from her own life, beautifully uncovers the ways in which God's trinitarian life informs all human communion. Each chapter ends with questions for further reflection and discussion.

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