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God In All Worlds

An Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing

by Lucinda Vardey

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spirituality, prayer & spiritual, essays
list price: $29.95
category: Religion
published: 1996
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada

Spanning fifty years and representing traditions from Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism to Gaia worship and New Age beliefs, this bountiful anthology forms an inclusive map of the spiritual journey and its landmarks. Its twenty-two chapters describe prayer and meditation, the power of myth, the Mother goddess and the Cosmic Christ, the struggle with evil, the gifts of love and grace, and the awe-filled encounter with a divine Other that is intensely personal yet has the capacity to transform the world. God in All Worlds includes the work of some of the great religious thinkers of our century--Krishnamurti, Paul Tillich, Martin Buber, the Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa. But among its more than one-hundred contributors are also poets (Allen Ginsberg, Maya Angelou), novelists (Flannery O'Connor), activists (Mahatma Gandhi, Vaclav Havel), psychologists (Carl Jung, Abraham Maslow), feminists (Germaine Greer, Robin Morgan), naturalists (Barry Lopez), and physicists (Albert Einstein, Fritjof Capra). The result is a book of dazzling breadth and insight that will inspire, console, enlighten, and renew readers for years to come.

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Lucinda Vardey is the author/editor of God in All Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual WritingThe Flowering of the Soul: A Book of Prayers by WomenTraveling with the Saints in Italy: Contemporary Pilgrimages on Ancient Paths; and the New York Times bestseller A Simple Path with Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She divides her time between Toronto and Tuscany, where she runs a spiritual retreat.

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