This Monastic Moment (Paperback)

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This Monastic Moment (Paperback)

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""Kairos refers to moments in chronological time when all hell is breaking loose and we are called to change our ways before we are dragged into the abyss. Kairos is apocalyptic time, and it is here and now. ""Such is the time in which we need to listen again to . . . St Benedict of Nursia. ""Far too many of us Christians have either been seduced by the false values of the age and the spirit of Christian triumphalism, or else have been attracted to gnostic forms of spirituality that provide a means of escape from reality and responsibility. Any delay in responding to this kairos moment increases the danger that we fail to change our ways and grasp the opportunity God gives us to receive the coming kingdom in greater fullness now. So, St Benedict, fifteen hundred years after he wrote his Rule, continues to tell us to 'listen, ' 'wake up, ' and 'run' while there is still light. . . . This is a time for both contemplation and action, prayer and doing justice, a time for mystics and prophets to join hands and hearts for the sake of the world."" --From the Prologue.
John W. de Gruchy is Emeritus Professor of Christian Studies at the University of Cape Town, where he taught for over thirty years, and is currently an Extraordinary Professor of Theology at Stellenbosch University. He has authored or edited many books, including Bonhoeffer's Questions (2019), The End Is Not Yet (2017), and I Have Come a Long Way (Cascade, 2016).
Product Details ISBN: 9781666702347
ISBN-10: 166670234X
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: July 28th, 2021
Pages: 230
Language: English