William Johnston, an Irish-born Jesuit and a famous pioneer of East-West dialogue, tells his fascinating story of spiritual adventure. After his upbringing in a staunch Catholic family in Belfast and his rigorous formation in the Jesuits, Johnston faced a turning point with his assignment to Japan in 1951. There his exposure to Asian culture and Zen practice led to his rediscovery of the mystical ...
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Orbis Books (November 30, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 847438
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A candid, if slightly self-serving autobiography. Loved his candor about his unresolved conflicts. A joy to see how he never let go of his desire to make contemplative prayer the defining mission of his personal and professional lives....
of Christianity, transforming his spiritual practice. His story is enlivened by encounters with such figures as Pedro Arrupe, the saintly Jesuit Superior General, Thomas Merton, novelist Shusaku Endo, Takashi Nagai, the mystic of Nagasaki, and the Dalai Lama.