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Contemplative Provocations

by Fr. Donald Haggerty

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"For those who are spiritually courageous and full of desire for God, this book will provoke them to persevere in this ultimate adventure in life--the more complete discovery of the living God. Thematically unified by the notion of God's ultimate transcendence to our limited human knowledge, this work offers a rich profusion of insights on the life of prayer and the pursuit of God. A key to spiritual growth is the understanding that the hiddenness of God becomes a paradox in the experience of a soul seeking him wholeheartedly. Rather than enjoying a more intimate familiarity with God, the soul advancing in prayer is likely to experience more intensely the concealment of God. This surprising truth undergirds true contemplative prayer"--P. 4 of cover.… (more)
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"For those who are spiritually courageous and full of desire for God, this book will provoke them to persevere in this ultimate adventure in life--the more complete discovery of the living God. Thematically unified by the notion of God's ultimate transcendence to our limited human knowledge, this work offers a rich profusion of insights on the life of prayer and the pursuit of God. A key to spiritual growth is the understanding that the hiddenness of God becomes a paradox in the experience of a soul seeking him wholeheartedly. Rather than enjoying a more intimate familiarity with God, the soul advancing in prayer is likely to experience more intensely the concealment of God. This surprising truth undergirds true contemplative prayer"--P. 4 of cover.

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