Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another and Other Lessons from the Desert Fathers

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  • Title: Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another and Other Lessons from the Desert Fathers
  • Author: Rowan Williams Desmond Tutu
  • ISBN: 9781590302316
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover

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Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another and Other Lessons from the Desert Fathers

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Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another and Other Lessons from the Desert Fathers

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  1. I asked someone who was a fan of Rowan Williams and his works what the most accessible book in his canon was and they came up with this This short book is based on a series of seminars that Williams gave in Sydney, 2001 for the World Community for Christian Meditation Around the beginning of the 3rd century A.D hermits, ascetics and monks, seemingly inspired by the founder St.Anthony set themselves up in the Egyptian desert Their purpose was experiential, didactic and also one of renunciation Th [...]


  2. Silence and Honey Cakes is Rowan Williams wonderful little book based on his lectures to The World Community of Christian Meditation which explores the wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers It is one of the most compelling books on Christian community that I have read One of the great aspects of this book is it s presentation of holiness By looking at the writings and lives of the desert monastics, Williams presents the call to be saints as non heroic I immediately thought of a book title I h [...]


  3. Wonderful exploration and helpful contemplation of the desert monastics The emphasis on loving the real relationships in our communities instead of always seeking greener pastures, prayer, humility, the virtue of staying and vocation speak to many of the questions we face particularly in an increasingly distractible world.


  4. This was not an easy read though I would not expect it to be Partly this was because I frequently needed to look up definitions for words initially as it is aimed at quite an intellectual level it seems, though access for all abilities is dealt with within it I did gain some explanation to understand a bit of Greek vocabulary I was also rewarded with some helpful insights Mainly that everyone has a peaceful worthiness, in that they are worthy just as they are at rest Also if a person becomes a p [...]


  5. There were some real gems in here They were buried in thick theological intellectualism, though I was likely not the intended audience.



  6. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, obviously got his start as a theologically brilliant author Fascinating.



  7. The text of a series of talks given by Rowan Williams on the Desert Fathers and Mothers the Christians who took themselves into the desert in the 4th and 5th centuries They had no illusions about the human condition, nor about the weaknesses of the Church as an institution In a readable style, Rowan William explores the place for silence and solitude, for interaction with others, for stability persevering where you are rather than pining to escape and for seeking not to imitate others but to lea [...]


  8. Archbishop now Archbishop Emeritus Rowan Williams of Canterbury has here written a concise volume really three essays which intertwine with each other on the wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, of the practice of dying to the neighbour , of the practice of fleeing one s own thoughts and fantasies, and of the practice of staying within the lived, physical, bodily context where one is set This is rounded out with an excellent but all too brief collection of sayings and stories from the Deser [...]


  9. I found this book, Silence And Honey Cakes The Wisdom Of The Desert by Rowan Williams to be informative and helpful Rowan Williams, using the chapter titles Life, Death and Neighbours Silence and Honey Cakes Fleeing and Staying, explored some of the ideas propounded by the Christian desert monastics of the third century onwards Although these men and some women lived many centuries ago, the author shows how their ideas have relevance for the church and Christians today.I found the last two chapt [...]


  10. With its origins in the 2001 John Main Seminar held in Sydney, this book by the now former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is an absolute gem for anyone wishing to deepen their appreciation of the spiritual life as seen through the eyes of the early desert fathers and mothers.Written in a very accessible style you can almost hear the author speaking them aloud in his unmistakable voice there is much insight and wisdom to be gleaned for the modern spiritual seeker It just goes to show t [...]


  11. I learned so much from this that I m going through it again and taking notes Rowan Williams writing is crystal clear and make rational what would seem irrational He tells stories of the desert fathers the ancient monks of the 3rd, 4th and 5th centuries, and helps us understand what drove them to retreat from normal life Teachings that resonated with me were on simplicity, the need for utter honesty before God, transparency, and our complete dependence on Christs salvation And most of all where G [...]


  12. Drawing on the wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers this book looks at what they said and did and then also how we might use that knowledge in our lives and practise today It helped explain and contextualise some of the sayings and thoughts for me It s written in a very accessible style and I find it quite amazing that this started life as a lecture how long was that , I was also impressed by the quality of the QA at the end of the book which was based on the QA after the talk people ask ver [...]


  13. This is a great little summary of some of the major lessons of desert monasticism Williams gives a very convicting argument as to why life with our neighbors is essential for spiritual growth the role of silence and fellowship as well as what and why we flee as well as what and why we do not Some of the very best lessons and sayings of the early desert fathers are presented in a categorical and directive way The book is both convicting and inspiring.


  14. This is another re read for me, but one that I keep returning to The attempt to take the Desert Fathers seriously and apply them to the modern world is one that has been tried by several authors, but this is one of the successful applications The book takes seriously the complexity of human nature and Christianity in a way that challenges me and comforts me Well worth reading and re reading Good as either an Advent or Lenten devotion, either for individuals or groups.


  15. Thoughtful, honest exploration of the application of the sayings and practices of the Desert Fathers and Mothers to today s church and Christian Worth the effort, especially for the Christian meditator or practitioner of mindfulness, as Williams speaks to the importance of present moment awareness in one s Christian journey.


  16. Ik vind dit echt zo n fijne schrijver Ik vond zijn Narnia boek tot nu toe denk ik het beste, maar deze verdient ook zeker vijf sterren Praktisch, nuchter en diepzinnig tegelijk Net als de vorige die ik las, een boek om langzaam te lezen Love it.Hoofdstukken om de rode draad vast te houden 1 Life, Death and Neighbours 2 Silence and Honey Cakes 3 Fleeing 4 Staying.


  17. This is a decent introduction to the wisdom of the desert fathers, the early fathers of the Church Rowan Williams writes in a fairly easy to read manner but the chapters can go a bit long and at times the content felt slightly heavy Not a page turner is what I m trying to get at He does cover a lot that relates to how we can grow as individuals and as Christians.


  18. Let me be fair This probably made a lot sense as a lecture than as a book, I d hope the intonation of the speaker might have made some sense I do dislike the way he sets up a personal characteristic to knock it down again, I often found myself thinking, well that s not what the people I know are like, Rowan


  19. Reflecting on lessons from the desert fathers and mothers, Rowan Williams s John Main lectures give contemporary christians a fresh window on those teachings, especially in light of the Questions and Answers at the end.


  20. The present Archbishop of Canterbury recapitulates the theology and practice of the desert fathers, particularly their ability to take sin absolutely seriously and at the same time to absolutely refuse to judge others sin.


  21. absolutely excellent one of the best spiritual books i ve read in awhile good clear thoughts that really connect the desert father tradition to living with faith in the modern world highly recommend.



  22. A wonderful little book, well worth reading and re reading For clergy, this could be a Lenten selection possibility.


  23. Great for an introduction to desert fathers and their religious communities Also helpful for those who have high ideals about community and its potential for good.


  24. Brilliant Our current Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams writes about the value of silence, the history of the desert fathers mothers, and what Church really means or at least should mean.


  25. Spurred by my recent focus on medieval theologians, I wanted to fill in some gaps in the earlier period of Christian history This work was a pleasure to read.




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