Becoming Fully Human: The Greatest Glory of God

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April 2005



Drawing from the folklore and scripture of other cultures, as well as her own monastic tradition, Sister Joan Chittister develops a spirituality that understands what it means to be human and the importance of seeing others for what they truly are--sacred.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 What is a simple life? Matthew 6:30 Chapter 3 When is war unjust? Isaiah 2:4 Chapter 4 What are the blessings of diminishment? Psalm 23:6 Chapter 5 What is sanctity? Matthew 5:48 Chapter 6 How is caring for the earth spiritual? Revelations 7:3 Chapter 7 What can Christians learn from the Koran, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita, Lotus Sermons? John 17:21 Chapter 8 When is care for the self / care for the other excessive? Matthew 22:39 Chapter 9 How does one balance patient waiting and action on behalf of justice? Luke 18:11 Chapter 10 What does it mean to be faithful in the face of failure? Psalm 78:1 Chapter 11 What does it mean to be enlightened? Proverbs 1:20 Chapter 12 How can we be grateful in the midst of violence, suffering, and loss? Psalm 107: 1 Chapter 13 Do the little things matter? Ecclesiastes 1:2-3


Joan Chittister is a Benedictine sister, best-selling author, and a well-known national and international lecturer. She is the recent author of Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir (Sheed & Ward 2004). In 2007 she was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award from The Leadership Conference of Women Religious.


Consider this work as an example of the growth and transformation that can come from reading and savoring the spiritual words of others. Chittister knows that light can come in from all directions... [Joan] recognizes that tough questions can propel us into a deeper appreciation for the meaning of life and the mystery of God.--Spirituality & Health, Praise for Joan's memoir "Called to Question" (2004)
EAN: 9781580511469
ISBN: 1580511465
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SHEED & WARD (WI)
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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