Spirituality

With empathic perception and psychological finesse Bernet retraces the destiny of a fervent mother and an audacious woman of the first centuries of the Church. Monica was the mother of Augustine, doctor of the church, whose genius has engaged history for centuries. 

Front Cove Bridge Building

Bridge Building invites readers to consider the practical theological value of metanoia and praxis. This requires a conversion toward social action that seeks to transform personal prejudices and political realities where social injustice is accepted as the cultural norm, specifically regarding the global ecological problem, the plight of migrants and refugees, and extreme global poverty.

Front cover Receiving God and Responding

Christian Trinitarian theology of relational love can be put into motion in spirituality. Many persons seek a foundational or new experience of spirituality. For many, Christianity is at risk of losing its dynamism of Trinitarian love by being reduced to a collection of doctrines or moral teachings. Many approaches to spirituality are overly intellectual.

Front cover Naming God

Naming God explores the way gender structures our understanding of that reality which transcends our experience. It is intended to promote reflection and to avoid an adversarial "us versus them" approach by presenting a variety of perspectives, looking at the reasons offered by each and trying to bring them into dialogue.

Front cover Mystical Sense of the Gospels

For everyone interested in the Christian mystical journey and unity of the contemplative vocation in all of the world’s religions. This book offers profound insights into the nature of meditation, the stages of spiritual growth, the power of prayer.

Front Cover Doing Theology as If People Mattered

This book narrates a reflexive account of the "doing" of contextual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) of Santa Clara University. The collection explores practicing contextual theology in the classroom and beyond, in service, international immersions, interreligious dialogue, and mission.

Front Cover Psychology of Mystical Consciousness

This is the first English translation of the ground-breaking study by the German medical doctor, psychotherapist, and mystic Carl Albrecht (1902-1965), first published in 1951 as Psychologie des Mystischen Bewußtseins. The book, reprinted in Germany in 1976, 1990 and 2018, has remained untranslated to date and is now made available to international scholarship in an annotated English edition.

Front Cover God's Kinde Love

God's Kinde Love is the first first full-scale study of Julian of Norwich's doctrine of grace. The thesis of the book is that Julian of Norwich developed a sophisticated, multifaceted doctrine of grace that reflected a profound knowledge of the theological tradition;

Front Cover Pathways to Prayer

Prayers has been translated into 24 languages and has sold more than 2,500,000 copies worldwide. New Prayers is a fresh collection of prayers and meditations written by a man who is passionately in love with God and life and truth. Each prayer penetrates to the heart of human experience. 

Front cover Contemplation and Community

"All around the world a resurgence of Christian contemplative living is creating a new framework for spirituality inside and outside of formal religion. Building on and expanding from the thoughts and works of such as Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Tilden Edwards, Laurence Freeman, and other founding members of the modern contemplative movement, a new movement carries on the work of their mentors. 

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