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Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
A Book

by Jim Forest

  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 160833077X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Praying with Icons

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release : 2007-09-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1594715092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.

Ponder These Things

Ponder These Things
Praying with Icons of the Virgin

by Rowan Williams

  • Publisher : Paraclete Press
  • Release : 2012-07-01
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1612612806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A close look at three classic icons of the Virgin and Child reveals profound truths about discovering God in our World. “Icons, says Archbishop Rowan, show us the way.... They help us to cross borders, to enter into a new and transfigured world. And that is exactly what I experienced as I read....This is a book to be read not once only, but many times.”—Kallistos Ware, from the Foreword What we call holy in the world—a person, a place, words, or a work of art—is so because the foreign is brought together with the familiar and the everyday. No one embodies this holiness more than Mary, who makes a home for the Creator of all things in her own body and in her own house. Ideal for all Christians—Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant—Ponder These Things invites you to explore and reflect on the depths of meaning in three classic icons from the Eastern Christian tradition. Icons have been described as “theology in line and color.” Tracing the movement within them, the Archbishop of Canterbury discovers the pattern of love that they reveal. This love invites and embraces us so that we find ourselves caught up in the drama of the love of God. Rowan Williams is a poet, theologian, and the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. In 2013, he will become Master of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge.

The Way We Pray

The Way We Pray
Prayer Practices from Around the World

by Maggie Oman Shannon

  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • Release : 2001-10-01
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9781573245715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collecting prayer practices from around the world, the author introduces readers to her favorites--fifty forms of prayer, worship, and meditation, with details about their history and roots in particular religious traditions. Original.

The Dwelling of the Light

The Dwelling of the Light
Praying with Icons of Christ

by Rowan Williams

  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN : 9781853115622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rowan Williams applies his knowledge and imagination in reflecting on four classic Eastern Orthodox icons of Christ: the Transfiguration, the Resurrection, the Hospitality of Abraham (an icon which depicts the Trinity) and the Pantocrator, or Christ in glory. Icons have been called "theology in line and colour" and in these images we find eternal truths and life-changing challenges. Icons have become increasingly popular as aids to devotion, but with an expert guide such as Rowan Williams, their many layers of meaning emerge more clearly.

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon
Bringing the Iconographic Tradition to Catholic Seminaries

by Hilda Kleiman

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2018-09-27
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1532616503
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Ecumenical Work of the Icon is an invitation to the students and faculties of Catholic seminaries to be a part of the tradition of the icon through the lens of ecumenis. With a view of ecumenism as lived in both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, the visual theological language of the icon may be engaged more fully and respectfully, thus enriching the theological education and future ministry of those who learn and teach in a Catholic setting. In the third portion of the book, readers are offered multiple practical pedagogical examples of how to integrate teaching and learning about the icon into seminary courses and beyond, including writing assignments, oral presentations, and hands-on activities.

A Plea for Embodied Spirituality

A Plea for Embodied Spirituality
The Role of the Body in Religion

by Fraser Watts

  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release : 2021-04-30
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0334060079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The body is crucial to religious life, but there has been little practical attention to how to make a helpful reality of this fact. Strong forms of philosophical dualism have been widely abandoned by post-war theologians in favour of a more integrated view of human nature, but guidance on the role of the body in Christian spirituality remains fragmentary. Focusing particularly on drawing out practical implications for religious life and ministry, this book will survey the many ways in which the body plays an important role in religions and spiritual life, drawing on scientific research, theology and philosophy.

Teaching Activities Manual for the Catholic Youth Prayer Book

Teaching Activities Manual for the Catholic Youth Prayer Book
A Book

by Rebecca Rushing

  • Publisher : Saint Mary's Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 0884898997
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The teaching activities manual provides activities and prayers to incorporate into a theology class, following the PRAY IT! STUDY IT! LIVE IT!(R) model found in many Saint Mary's Press resources. It is not a comprehensive teaching manual, but it presents the tools to introduce different prayer elements into the classroom in a way that complements and enhances a teacher's current curriculum.

The Glenstal Book of Icons

The Glenstal Book of Icons
Praying with the Glenstal Icons

by Gregory Collins

  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9780814629352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Glenstal Book of Icons contains prayers and meditations on a selection of icons from the Abbey's Byzantine chapel. Drawing on the popular monastic practice of lectio divina, the icons themselves are seen as 'texts' giving rise to meditation on the Christian mysteries. This leads to acts of prayer, in which special emphasis is placed on the famous 'Jesus Prayer', discussed in detail in the introduction to the book. Thus the icons and the Jesus Prayer become a point of entry to the mystical spirituality of Eastern Christianity. The book's aim is that of the icon itself: to open the heart in contemplative prayer to the transforming vision of God's glory. Each icon is reproduced in full colour.

My Faith, My Life: Leader's Guide (Revised Edition)

My Faith, My Life: Leader's Guide (Revised Edition)
A Book

by Jenifer Gamber

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2014-09-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0819229652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• Newly available in print and eBook editions • Supports a foundational book for youth in the Episcopal Church • Releases along with the revised edition of primary text In addition to a book for teens, My Faith, My Life is a curriculum. With this guide, leaders can create short, intermediate, and longer programs, including confirmation sequences of six, nine, or twelve-sessions, a retreat or similar short program, or a longer study that is integrated with other current programs over the entire academic year. Filled with prayers to begin and end each session, plus a variety of activities that tap into multiple learning styles and ways to interact with the congregation, this will be a primary go-to resource for any youth leader. New material includes how to select, train, and support mentors, as well as how leaders can strengthen their own spiritual life. With this Leader’s Guide, My Faith, My Life will continue as a trusted confirmation curriculum for the Episcopal Church.

Practicing Prayer for the Dead

Practicing Prayer for the Dead
Its Theological Meaning and Spiritual Value

by James B. Gould

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2016-11-04
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1498284566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout history Christians have prayed for the dead. This book challenges Protestants, who seldom pray for the dead, to begin doing so, and Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, who pray only for the Christian dead, to include the unsaved as well. Gould discusses the meaning of prayer for final consummation of all things, growth of the blessed in heaven, purification of the imperfect in purgatory, and salvation of the unsaved in hell--identifying the necessary conception of the afterlife required by each particular prayer. He also reflects on the spiritual value of prayer for the departed--how it enhances faith, builds hope, and sharpens discipleship--and provides some sample prayers for public liturgy and private devotion. In essence, Practicing Prayer for the Dead offers an outline of theology from the perspective of death, arguing that prayer for all the departed is one aspect of a tightly knit web of doctrines. The argument, while revisionary in some respects, is orthodox, ecumenical, and integrative, engaging a range of academic disciplines so as to be biblically accurate, historically informed, and philosophically reasoned.

Beyond Words

Beyond Words
15 Ways of Doing Prayer

by Kristen Johnson Ingram

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2004-09
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN : 0819219738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For people of faith there are many forms of prayer besides the spoken word--devout Jews bow while reading the Torah; Episcopalians stand, sit, or kneel in church; exuberant Christians raise their arms; Native Americans dance--this book is a springboard to action that deepens prayer lives by introducing new prayer concepts. Original.

In All Seasons, For All Reasons

In All Seasons, For All Reasons
Praying Throughout the Year

by James Martin

  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release : 2017-06-29
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 0814645313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Christian longing to share anguish, fear, gratitude, and awe has found expression in many forms of prayer, beginning in Scripture and the practices and words of Jesus. Over the centuries many fruitful approaches to prayer have taken hold, but often there is a certain unease about what is right or what is best. In this welcome and welcoming book, Fr. James Martin eases these concerns with thoughtful, practical encouragement about prayer in all of its forms. In All Seasons, For All Reasons is drawn from “Teach Us to Pray,” Fr. Martin’s very popular monthly column in Give Us This Day.

Just Begin

Just Begin
A Sourcebook of Spiritual Practices

by Dann E. Wigner

  • Publisher : Church Publishing
  • Release : 2018-10-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1640650628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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- Spiritual practices for beginners and practitioners all in one volume - Spurs people of faith to deeper self-awareness, holistic living, and prayer Just Begin is an indispensable reference tool for the interested spiritual practitioner who wants to add new methods and exercises to their mystical "toolbox." In simple terms, basic steps, and encouraging language, Dr. Wigner introduces readers to more than 40 different practices from Eastern and Western traditions, encompassing everything from mindfulness to music, yoga to the Lord's Prayer. In each short description, the focus is to "just begin" to practice and experiment, grow, and develop spiritually on the way. No one can take a journey without taking the first step, and Dr. Wigner provides the first steps for multiple practices in various religious traditions. These spiritual exercises will help spur people of faith to deeper self-awareness, holistic living, and prayer. The book's sections are organized around types of practices: Meditating, Listening, Being, Sensing, and Embodying, with a final section: Doing. Each chapter forms a short three to five page introduction to a mystical practice, consisting of segments on definition, background, how to practice, resources for further study, journal prompts and discussion questions, and common problems that sometimes "get in the way" of one's practice.

Icons

Icons
A Book

by Robin Cormack

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780674026193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Byzantine and Russian Orthodox icons are perhaps the most enduring form of religious art ever developed--and one of the most mysterious. This book provides an accessible guide to their story and power. Illustrated mostly with Cretan, Greek, and Russian examples from the British Museum, which houses Britain's most important collection, the book examines icons in the context of the history of Christianity, as well as within the perspective of art history.

Icon Gazing and Sacred Image Meditation

Icon Gazing and Sacred Image Meditation
A Book

by John Stangle,Jeanine Kavanaugh

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2017-03-14
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1365824616
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enter into an ancient method of meditation and prayer using sacred icons and sacred images as has been done since the beginning of the Christian Church. Icons and sacred images are said to be, -windows into heaven-.

Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
A Book

by Linette Martin

  • Publisher : Paraclete Press
  • Release : 2011-08-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1612610544
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Icons are a doorway to prayer that will deepen your relationship with God. Icons point us beyond themselves. They are different from paintings. An icon speaks to both the mind and the soul. We respond in belief, or praise, or wonder, or encouragement, or simply—prayer. This series of “little books” is designed to enable you to grasp the meaning of one ancient method of Christian prayer in a relatively short amount of time. In Praying with Icons you will discover: • What makes an image an icon. • The history of icons in the Orthodox Church. • Some of the most recognizable ones, and their meanings. • How to get started incorporating icons into your life of prayer.

Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
A Book

by James H. Forest

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997-01
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 9781570751127
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this beautifully illustrated book Jim Forest explains the use of icons in prayer to the uninitiated. Icons are not just "art" but a powerful aid to prayer and contemplation.

Path of the Purified Heart

Path of the Purified Heart
The Spiritual Journey as Transformation

by Laura Dunham

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1621891488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Path of the Purified Heart traces the classic Christian spiritual journey toward transformation into the likeness of Christ in a unique, fascinating way. Drawing on the voices of wise elders from the past and present, Dunham illumines the common path all Christians and spiritual seekers may take toward union with God. Through the motifs of the liturgical year and the labyrinth, the author weaves in her own journey on this path during her "year of purification."

Late Antique Portraits and Early Christian Icons

Late Antique Portraits and Early Christian Icons
The Power of the Painted Gaze

by Andrew Paterson

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2022-06-30
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 100060022X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on the earliest surviving Christian icons, dated to the sixth and seventh centuries, which bear many resemblances to three other well-established genres of ‘sacred portrait’ also produced during late antiquity, namely Roman imperial portraiture, Graeco-Egyptian funerary portraiture and panel paintings depicting non-Christian deities. Andrew Paterson addresses two fundamental questions about devotional portraiture – both Christian and non-Christian – in the late antique period. Firstly, how did artists visualise and construct these images of divine or sanctified figures? And secondly, how did their intended viewers look at, respond to, and even interact with these images? Paterson argues that a key factor of many of these portrait images is the emphasis given to the depicted gaze, which invites an intensified form of personal encounter with the portrait’s subject. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, theology, religion and classical studies.