Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation

2014.12.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Kimbriel, Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation, Oxford University Press, 2014, 224pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.12.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Kimbriel, Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation, Oxford University Press, 2014, 224pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199363988. Reviewed by Russell DiSilvestro, California State University, Sacramento The humans do not start from that direct perception of Him which we, unhappily, cannot avoid. They have never known that ghastly luminosity, that stabbing and searing glare which makes the background of permanent pain to our lives. If you look into your patient's mind when he is praying, you will not find that. If you examine the object to which he is attending, you will find that it is a composite object containing many quite ridiculous ingredients. . . . But whatever the nature of the composite object, you must keep him praying to it -- to the thing that he has made, not to the Person who has made him. . . . For if he ever comes to make the distinction,... Read More

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