By Christopher Bamford,Philip Zaleski
Two robust reasons weave underneath the skin of our religious heritage: the need to grasp and the need to like. the key historical past of the West is the tale of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers attempting to unite those streams and rejoice the sacred marriage of emblems and Sophia, note and knowledge. This e-book, an impressionistic background of the Western non secular culture, follows the traces—from old Greece into glossy times—of those that sought to grasp the area and themselves, whereas figuring out that they have to conquer themselves to like the area and every other.
“Christopher Bamford is likely one of the few who can wed sagacity and wonder. studying a textual content like this units the guts on hearth with love of God and gratitude in case you have dedicated their lives, with no matter what degree of good fortune, to the myriad paths of the Christian life.” –from the creation by means of Philip Zaleski
“Admirers of Christopher Bamford have lengthy waited the good paintings at the Christian esoteric culture that they knew he harbored. Now it seems that, with all of the merits 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, confidently, to fulfill it.” –Joscelyn Godwin, writer of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
“This profoundly non secular book…reveals the hidden team spirit among topic and spirit, among humanity, nature and the divine. Bamford writes less than the signal of Hermes and within the culture of the good non secular romantics Novalis, Goethe, and Blake. At middle, his paintings, like theirs, embodies the magical 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 largely on Western religious 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 technological know-how; and The Noble traveler. An essay of his used to be incorporated within the HarperSanFransico anthology most sensible religious Writing 2000.
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An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West (Codhill Press) by Christopher Bamford,Philip Zaleski