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POSTPONED: Two Books for Lent
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Cloud of Unknowning, Anonymous. (Shambhalla, 2014).
This is a fourteenth-century text is one of the great classics of English mysticism. It will enrich our own contemplative/mystical lives, and raise questions like: How important is contemplation to the spiritual life? Is mystical union with God possible? Is it for everyone? Is there Scriptural warrant for this? How does Christian mysticism differ from Buddhist mysticism?
The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing our Humanity, Sally Kohn. (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2019).
This is an excellent discussion of the process of how we learn to “love our enemies”, unpacking three important steps that we can take to make our world a better place. She reports on her visits to Rwanda, the Middle East and across the United States, talking with one-time terrorists and white supremacists, and contacting some of her own Twitter trolls. The book is America focused, but the problems of our modern world are universal, it seems.
Our brochure for this season of Redeemer Readers is here. All are welcome!