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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Rohr Narrator: Richard Rohr Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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Franciscan priest Richard Rohr feels that there is no more challenging spiritual issue than the problem of the self. Most of contemporary spiritual teaching, he believes, is still trying to inspire and fortify the private self, the autonomous I. Even much church work is trying to evangelize and sacramentalize what many would call the false self. Basic transformation is not expected, but merely a new set of beliefs and practices or loyal membership in a new group. This only confirms the disguise of the ego, but does not truly offer a new creation. Both the individual and society remain largely unchanged.

Rohr suggests that until the false assumptions of Western individualism are clearly faced and experienced by religious believers (and they are the only ones fully prepared to face it), there will be no real breakthroughs for Christianity or any religion.

He makes reference to the work of Ken Wilber, Thomas Merton, Eckhart Tolle, the mystical tradition especially of Julian of Norwich, and the new paradigms offered by quantum physics. In a presentation that embraces the challenge, inspiration, and the genuine hope that is offered by the Gospel of Jesus, Rohr illustrates the implications of transformation both for individuals and for society at large.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 12/1/2010

    " About the male journey, wildness! and mentoring. Tom and I are reading this together.Actually hes reading it to me. I often fall asleep while hes reading, ;o) I hope some of this is soaking into my subconscious because the guy is a great writer and thinker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryce | 8/27/2010

    " this was a timely book in my development. the content was fairly simple, but it freed me to embrace my contemporary self. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 3/25/2008

    " Update to Wildman's Journey. I read the changes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riko | 12/7/2007

    " A Catholic view on male spirituality. Inspiring.

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