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By Christopher Bamford,Philip Zaleski

An impressionistic heritage of the Western non secular tradition.

Two robust factors weave underneath the outside of our non secular historical past: the need to grasp and the will to like. the key background of the West is the tale of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers attempting to unite those streams and have a good time the sacred marriage of trademarks and Sophia, observe and knowledge. This booklet, an impressionistic background of the Western religious culture, follows the traces—from historic Greece into glossy times—of those that sought to grasp the area and themselves, whereas figuring out that they have to conquer themselves to like the realm and every other.

“Christopher Bamford is among the few who can wed sagacity and wonder. studying a textual content like this units the guts on hearth with love of God and gratitude in case you have committed their lives, with no matter what degree of luck, to the myriad paths of the Christian life.” –from the advent via Philip Zaleski

“Admirers of Christopher Bamford have lengthy waited the nice paintings at the Christian esoteric culture that they knew he harbored. Now apparently, with the entire advantages of ripeness and a existence lived with infrequent religious depth. this can be a e-book to be learn and revisited as one’s personal knowledge grows, expectantly, to satisfy it.” –Joscelyn Godwin, writer of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth

“This profoundly non secular book…reveals the hidden team spirit among subject and spirit, among humanity, nature and the divine. Bamford writes less than the signal of Hermes and within the culture of the nice religious romantics Novalis, Goethe, and Blake. At center, his paintings, like theirs, embodies the paranormal currents of Christianity. we're lucky certainly to have the sort of voice in occasions like these.” –Arthur Versluis, writer of Restoring Paradise, Wisdom’s Children

Christopher Bamford is the editor-in-chief of SteinerBooks and Lindsfarne Books. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne organization, he has lectured, taught, and written extensively on Western non secular and esoteric traditions, and is a contributing editor to Lapis journal. he's the writer, translator, and editor to varied books, together with The Voice of the Eagle; Celtic Christianity: Ecology and Holiness; Homage to Pythagoras; Rediscovering Sacred technology; and The Noble traveler. An essay of his was once incorporated within the HarperSanFransico anthology most sensible non secular Writing 2000.

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