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Humility Matters

The Practice of the Spiritual Life

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Humility Matters by Mary Margaret Funk
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This is the third volume of a trilogy that began with "Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life" and continued with "Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life". "Thoughts Matter" was a updating of the teaching of the fourth-century desert father John Cassian on the eight "afflictive thoughts" that impede the spiritual life (thoughts about food, sex, "things," anger, etc.). "Tools Matter" presented a wide variety of practices from the Christian tradition, both ancient and modern, that help us lift our thoughts in prayer; practices such as lectio divina, the Jesus Prayer, the Cloud of Unknowing, St Therese's Little Way, Jean-Pierre de Caussade's Practice of Self-Abandonment. The springboard for "Humility Matters" is the teaching on humility of St Benedict, but the pool itself has been enriched by the fifteen years Sr Funk spent in inter religious dialogue. "Humility," she says, "is the essence of being human. Humility for a disciple of Jesus Christ is what enlightenment is for a Buddhist, surrender for a Muslim, realization for a Hindu, and sincerity for a Confucian."

Author Biography

Mary Margaret Funk, OSB, is director of the School of Lectio Divina at Benedict Inn, Beech Grove Indiana. From 1994 through 2004, she served as executive director of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue.
Release date NZ
November 22nd, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Annotated edition
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
144
Dimensions
138x216x21
ISBN-13
9780826417282
Product ID
1646346

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