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By Louis Komjathy

An anthology of fundamental texts on meditation and contemplative prayer from a variety of non secular traditions.

This is the 1st theoretically expert and traditionally actual comparative anthology of fundamental texts on meditation and contemplative prayer. Written through foreign specialists at the respective texts and corresponding traditions, Contemplative Literature offers introductions to and first resources on contemplative perform from numerous non secular traditions. The members discover classical Daoist apophatic meditation, Quaker silent prayer, Jewish Kabbalah, Southern Buddhist meditation, Sufi contemplation, japanese Orthodox prayer, natural Land Buddhist visualization, Hindu classical Yoga, Dominican Catholic prayer, Daoist inner alchemy, and sleek healing meditation. each one advent to a contemplative textual content discusses its historic context, the linked spiritual culture and literature, the tactic of contemplative perform, and the text’s legacy and effect. quantity editor Louis Komjathy opens the paintings with a considerate attention of interpretive concerns within the rising interdisciplinary box of contemplative stories. Readers will achieve not just a nuanced figuring out of significant works of contemplative literature, but additionally assets for realizing contemplative perform and contemplative event from a comparative and cross-cultural perspective.

Louis Komjathy is affiliate Professor of Theology and non secular experiences on the collage of San Diego. He has released a number of books, together with Daoism: A consultant for the Perplexed and The manner of entire Perfection: A Quanzhen Daoist Anthology, additionally released via SUNY Press.

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