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Lost Christianity

A Journey of Rediscovery
Paperback Book
August, 2003
$17.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Has the true heart and essence of Christianity become obscured during its progress across the centuries and through diverse cultures? In Lost Christianity, a personal account of his quest for “the lost religion of love,” respected philosopher Jacob Needleman explores the concepts of soul, prayer, meditation, and spirituality. He reconsiders ancient Christian writings, and demonstrates that a more effective contemplative tradition existed in the early church, a tradition which continues today in the lives of certain extraordinary individuals whose stories he retells in the course of his own personal explorations into the realms of the spirit. This inspiring book will speak directly to all who seek genuine religious experience.

What is lost is the experience of oneself—myself, the personal being who is here, now, living, breathing, yearning for meaning, for goodness; just this person here, now, squarely confronting one’s own existential weaknesses and pretensions while yet aware, however tentatively, of a higher current of life and identity calling to us from within ourselves… Whether religious or not, is there any hope for man who has lost the capacity, or forgotten the need, to know himself and to be alive and present in himself?

Publisher’s Description: 

Back in print! Huston Smith calls this "Needleman's most important book." Lost Christianity is a profound reexamination of the essence of Christian thought and faith. Needleman sought out the ancient texts and modern practitioners of essential Christianity, whose message speaks directly to contemporary seekers. With new preface by author.

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