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Christopher Holdsworth s own experience led him to become interested in the monastic tradition, and to spend much of his life in learning about it as a mediaeval historian In this book he presents aspects of that tradition which may be useful for Quakers Starting from outward things, like stability, humility, obedience and the regular attendance at public worship, the author moves towards other sides of what the tradition calls the exploration of the heart, which he calls inner space namely attentive reading of the Bible, and prayer We, like Benedict s monks, need to let the whole of ourselves be irradiated with the Spirit, so that, in George Fox s memorable phrase, our lives preach....

Title : Steps in a Large Room
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ISBN : 0901689769
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Quaker Books January 6, 2007
Number of Pages : 84 pages
File Size : 575 KB
Status : Available For Download
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