Contemplative Prayer: A New Framework

David Foster, author of the bestselling Reading with God and Deep Calls to Deep, extends his discussion of contemplative prayer in terms of its philosophical framework. Contrasting a traditional framework with one based on continental philosophy, Foster explores a number of metaphysical and epistemological questions as well as the place of silence in a philosophy of language. Defending traditional insights of the mystical tradition, including its underlying metaphysical realism, religious experience as awareness of God, and the role of apophatic discourse in mysticism, Foster argues that the sense of God's absence can be a threshold of prayer.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781408187104
Categories BX, Highlight, Holy, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, Spirituality and Religion, Whateversary
Author(s) Foster, Dom David
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 216
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.5cm x 1.7cm x 21.8cm
Weight 0.24 kg
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