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by Parker J. Palmer

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Title:The Promise of Paradox: A celebration of contradictions in the Christian life
Authors:Parker J. Palmer
Info:Servant Leadership School (1993), Paperback, 125 pages
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The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life by Parker J. Palmer

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This book explores spiritual questions with the open and generous spirit of Christian mysticism, challenging forms of Christianity that are closed and even cruel.Parker advocates the rich possibilities that emerge when we learn to "live the questions."
  PendleHillLibrary | Aug 13, 2014 |
From the Introduction: "This book is written . . . by a man who gave up a large salary and moved away from a successful career to find community. . . . The issues that Parker discusses are basic: solitude, community, social action, political responsibility, prayer and contemplation. They are raised in the context of the words of William Johnston: 'Faith is the breakthrough into that deep realm of the soul which accepts paradox . . . with humility.' Accepting paradox with humility is the spirit that binds the quite diverse pieces of this book together. And it is the spirit that makes this book worth reading."
  WARM | Mar 1, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0787996963, Hardcover)

First published in 1980—and reissued here with a feisty new introductory essay—The Promise of Paradox launched Parker J. Palmer’s career as an author and his ongoing exploration of the contradictions that vex and enrich our lives. In this probing and heartfelt book, the distinguished writer, teacher, and activist examines some of the challenging questions at the core of Christian spirituality. How do we live with the apparent opposition between good and evil, scarcity and abundance, individuality and community, death and new life? We can hold them as paradoxes, not “either/ors,” allowing them to open our minds and hearts to new ways of seeing and being.

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