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A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

J. Philip Newell

ISBN: 978-1-118-08453-3

Jun 2011, Jossey-Bass

224 pages

$12.99

Description

A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith

In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith.

  • Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity
  • Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational

The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Prologue vii

PART ONE THE ANCIENT HARMONY 1

1 Every Bush Is Burning 3

2 Outbursts of Singularity 20

3 Keep on Remembering 40

PART TWO THE BROKEN HARMONY 59

4 Looking Suffering Straight in the Face 61

5 Digging God Out 76

6 A Balm for All Wounds 94

PART THREE THE NEW HARMONY 111

7 A Pearl of Great Price 113

8 Rediscovering an Older Unity 132

9 Making Whole Again 150

Epilogue 171

Notes 177

The Author 189