The Mirror Mind: Zen-Christian Dialogue by William JohnstonThe Mirror Mind: Zen-Christian Dialogue by William Johnston

The Mirror Mind: Zen-Christian Dialogue

byWilliam Johnston


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Here is a lucid, comprehensive presentation of the ways committed Christians can integrate Eastern wisdom and a solidly Christian outlook in a creative approach to self-realization. William Johnston draws upon the great mystics, modern spiritual writers, theologians, and teachers East and Westto demonstrate how the various dimensions of Christian spriritual practice are paralleled and complemeted by techniques and insights from Oriental teaching and experience. Rich in ideas and information, yet concretely practical, The Mirror Mind steadily opens readers to new levels and means of spiritual growth. Among the many topics Johnston examines: attaining self-realization by uncovering our inner world and our deepest self; developing the bodily dimension ofprayer and worship; using formal prayer and reflective silence to enhance the mystical life; the real value of holy books; relating feeling to spiritual well-being; ways contemplation can heal the senses and transform the body; the divine and human dimensions of genuinely fulfilling love; and theultimate common ground of compassion.
William Johnston S.J., an Irish priest who teaches at Sophia University in Tokyo, is the author of many acclaimed books, including, from Fordham University Press, Christian Zen: A Way of Meditation, Being in Love: The Practice of Christian Prayer, and Silent Music: The Science of Meditation.
Title:The Mirror Mind: Zen-Christian DialogueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:181 pages, 5.39 × 8.39 × 0.51 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823212556

ISBN - 13:9780823212552


From Our Editors

This book is based on eight lectures the author was invited to give in Oxford in the fall of 1980 in honor of the late Martin D'Arcy, Master of Campion Hall. All are concerned with mysticism or mystical theology. The first chapter treats of the Buddhist-Christian dialogue, which future generations will surely regard as a high point in the evolution of the religious consciousness of mankind.

Editorial Reviews

?Provides us with subtle spiritual insights that are trustworthy and that continue to guide, affect and nourish us from the beginning through the middle to the end.?