By Christopher Bamford,Philip Zaleski
Two strong causes weave underneath the outside of our religious heritage: the need to understand and the need to like. the key background of the West is the tale of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers attempting to unite those streams and have a good time the sacred marriage of trademarks and Sophia, note and knowledge. This e-book, an impressionistic background of the Western non secular culture, follows the traces—from old Greece into smooth times—of those that sought to understand the area and themselves, whereas understanding that they have to conquer themselves to like the realm and every other.
“Christopher Bamford is likely one of the few who can wed sagacity and sweetness. analyzing a textual content like this units the center on fireplace with love of God and gratitude if you have dedicated their lives, with no matter what degree of good fortune, to the myriad paths of the Christian life.” –from the advent by way of Philip Zaleski
“Admirers of Christopher Bamford have lengthy waited the nice paintings at the Christian esoteric culture that they knew he harbored. Now it sounds as if, with all of the advantages of ripeness and a lifestyles lived with infrequent non secular depth. this can be a ebook to be learn and revisited as one’s personal knowledge grows, expectantly, to fulfill it.” –Joscelyn Godwin, writer of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
“This profoundly non secular book…reveals the hidden solidarity among topic and spirit, among humanity, nature and the divine. Bamford writes less than the signal of Hermes and within the culture of the nice non secular romantics Novalis, Goethe, and Blake. At center, his paintings, like theirs, embodies the paranormal currents of Christianity. we're lucky certainly to have the sort of voice in occasions like these.” –Arthur Versluis, writer of Restoring Paradise, Wisdom’s Children
Christopher Bamford is the editor-in-chief of SteinerBooks and Lindsfarne Books. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne organization, he has lectured, taught, and written generally on Western non secular and esoteric traditions, and is a contributing editor to Lapis journal. he's the writer, translator, and editor to various books, together with The Voice of the Eagle; Celtic Christianity: Ecology and Holiness; Homage to Pythagoras; Rediscovering Sacred technology; and The Noble vacationer. An essay of his was once incorporated within the HarperSanFransico anthology top non secular Writing 2000.
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An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West (Codhill Press) by Christopher Bamford,Philip Zaleski