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Read online Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith Words like judgment faith dogma salvation sinner even Christ formed what she called her scary vocabulary words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace Blending history theology storytelling etymology and memoir Norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world by Kathleen Norris

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Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith
Title:Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith
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ISBN:1573227218
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Number of Pages:384
Category:Religion, Spirituality, Non fiction, Memoir, Christianity, Faith
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No description available, Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith Words like judgment faith dogma salvation sinner even Christ formed what she called her scary vocabulary words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace Blending history theology storytelling etymology and memoir Norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world, Shy and sheltered as a young woman Kathleen Norris wasn t prepared for the sex drugs and bohemianism of Bennington College in the late s b b and when she moved to New York City after graduation it was a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire In this chronicle Norris remembers the education she received both formal and fortuitous the influence of her mentor Betty Kray who shunned the spotlight while serving as a guiding force in the poetry world of the late th century her encounters with such figures as James Merrill Jim Carroll Denise Levertov Stanley Kunitz Patti Smith and Erica Jong and her eventual decision to leave Manhattan for the less crowded landscape she described so memorably in Dakota This account of the making of a young writer will resonate with anyone who has stumbled bravely into a bigger world and found the poetry that lurks on rooftops and in railroad apartments b b and with anyone who has enjoyed the blessings of inspiring teachers and great friends, In this insightful and deeply personal work Kathleen Norris an award winning poet and author of both Dakota A Spiritual Geography and The Cloister Walk draws on her life experiences her poetry and her love of the Benedictine tradition to discuss the mysterious way that the daily or quotidian can open us to the transforming presence of God This volume is the text of the Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality sponsored by the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary s College Notre Dame Indiana