Explore the Silent Cry of Mysticism in All Religions with Dorothee Sölle's Book - Free Download
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Are you looking for a book that explores the religious impulse known as mysticism, the "silent cry" at the heart of all the world's religions? Do you want to learn how mysticism can help us resist the death-dealing aspects of our contemporary culture and foster a community of free spirits? If so, you might be interested in reading The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance by Dorothee Sölle.
The Silent Cry: Mysticism And Resistance Free Download
The Silent Cry is a book by Dorothee Sölle, a German liberation theologian and writer who was active in politics, speaking out against the Vietnam War, the arms race of the Cold War and injustices in the developing world. She was also a professor of systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She wrote many books, including Theology for Skeptics, Suffering, and her autobiography Against the Wind. In The Silent Cry, she seeks to democratize the practice and perspectives of mysticism, and indeed to remind readers that all of us hold an innate capacity for mystical encounter with God.
Mysticism, in the sense of a "longing for God," has been present in all times, cultures, and religions. But Sölle believes it has never been more important than in this age of materialism and fundamentalism. The antiauthoritarian mystical element in each religion leads to community of free spirits and resistance to the death-dealing aspects of our contemporary culture. Religion in the third millennium, Sölle argues, either will be mystical or it will be dead. Therefore, Sölle identifies strongly with the hunger of New Age searcher