Contemplative Prayer: A New Framew08rk
Contemplative Prayer by Dom David Foster
English | 7 May 2015 | ISBN: 1408187108 | 176 Pages | AZW3 | 968.41 KB
David Foster, auth08r of the bestselling Reading with God 4nd Deep Calls to Deep (Bloomsbury), extends their discussion of contemplative prayer in terms of its philosophical framew08rk. Contrasting a traditional framew08rk with one based on continental philosophy, Foster expl08res a number of metaphysical 4nd epistemological questions as well as the place of silence in a philosophy of language. He defends traditional insights of the mystical tradition, including its underlying metaphysical realism, religious experience as awareness of God, 4nd the role of apophatic discourse in mysticism, arguing that the sense of Gods absence can be a threshold of prayer.