Cover of: Mystical Passion | William McNamara, Fr., OCD

Mystical Passion

Spirituality for a Bored Society

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Published by Paulist Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In the words of the author: "My main purpose is to offer as definite and clear an idea as possible of the meaning, function and end of passion, and then convince the reader to go ahead and live passionately. There is an absolutely indispensable need for followers of Christ to become progressively conscious of human growth that is as thoroughly erotic and sexual as it is spiritual." The author breaks through the limits of literary romanticisms and the "pretty poisons" of superficiality which are such a great part of the past and present world. He brings us through a "Desert experience" and into the liberating life of mystical love. St. Paul, Elizabeth of Hungary, Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux exemplify for the author "the passion of God meeting and evoking the passion of man in compassion...and through which the hard crust of the world is broke open." A book for everyone who seeks to go beyond the exhausted powers of eros and be lifted by the inexhaustible spirit into agape. [Back cover].

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.


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BX2350.2 .M276

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xi, 124 p. ;
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