Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Spiral Staircase – Karen Armstrong (2005)



In this book we follow her failures (as a nun, an academic, a TV presenter and finally a teacher) as steps towards the revelation that spiritual experience is wider then Christian belief and practice. Yet this helped her get to the heart of Christianity as she unlocked what the mystics and teachers of other faiths mean through reflection and practicing an idea or argument until its emotional centre is experienced. Her writing is at the heart of the approach  that attempts to move Christianity away from rational literalism and belief to a praxis of compassion and the liberation of myth.



Amazon_5_star: Exemplar - Its a keeper for reading again. Rush out and buy copies for friends