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Active Life and Contemplative Life

M. Elizabeth Mason

Active Life and Contemplative Life

A Study of the Concepts from Plato to the Present

by M. Elizabeth Mason

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Published by Marquette University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11121460M
    ISBN 100874624185
    ISBN 109780874624182

      Aristotle on The Active or Political Life (Nicomachean Ethics book 10) - Philosophy Core Concepts Aristotle and Aquinas on the Active and Contemplative Life - . "Love makes the ego lose itself in the object it loves, and yet at the same time it wants to have the object as its own. This is a contradiction and a great tragedy of life.". – D.T. Suzuki, Essays in Zen Buddhism. A Great Tragedy is based on the quote above, which comes from the Zen tradition.

    In fact, from Plato all the way through to Pieper, the Western philosophical tradition sees that contemplative and active life are intricately related. The active life comes to its fulfillment in the contemplative, and those who contemplate, at least in this life, are obligated to descend the ladder, now possessing true virtue so that they can teach those to whom they return.   I used to think that a contemplative life belonged to monks, nuns, and those living in silent orders in remote places far away from the ‘real’ world. I know better now. “Contemplation is life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being.

    It is a life full of prayer, of the study of scripture, of divine listening. The active life on the other hand is the life of service – of caring for the poor, the needy, and the oppressed. The contemplative life is supposedly about loving God and the active life about loving our neighbors. Since the contemplative life is most proper to man, it is also the best and most pleasant, and thus the happiest. Section 8: Life according to moral virtue is happy in a .


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Active Life and Contemplative Life: A Study of the Concepts from Plato to the Present Paperback – June 1, by M. Elizabeth Mason (Author)Cited by: 3. Mason, Sister Mary Elizabeth, "Active Life and Contemplative Life: A Study of the Concepts from Plato to the Present" (). Marquette University Press Publications.

by: 3. In Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life, Heuertz describes her transforming journey into another aspect of faith--learning to rest in and surrender to God." (Sojourners, September-October ) "For some reason we imagined that just the 'thinking life' would elicit and feed the Christian spirit/5(26).

Active life and contemplative life: a study of the concepts from Plato to the present Mary Elizabeth Mason Marquette University Press, - Religion - pages.

The Contemplative and Active Lives are One J by Mark Longhurst Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality. We read a bit from the book called The Cloud of Active Life and Contemplative Life book.

In the section we read, the author, an anonymous 14th century Christian mystic, relates a story of Jesus, Mary and Martha which illustrates the difference between the contemplative life and the active life.

For this reason, spiritual writers say that the active life is the preparation for the contemplative life, because, in the former, we exercise the virtues that dispose us for the latter.

But once we have ascended to the summit of the contemplative life, traveling up the side that is the active life, we come down on the other side, bearing in.

All of this sounds very impressive to us, who live in an age that tends to value the virtues of the active life. In the Biblical story of Martha and Mary, previous generations often favored Mary, the contemplative, the one who sat at Jesus’s feet staring up at.

And lastly, things that are contrary hinder one another. But the active and the contemplative life are contrary to one another; for the active life is occupied with many things, whereas the contemplative life dwells upon one object of contemplation; they are, then, in opposite camps.

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After considering the inversion of the traditional hierarchy of contemplative life over active life as the defining paradigm shift of modernity, it explains how contemplation and the contemplative enterprise offered a vocabulary and a conceptual framework for Francis Bacon’s sense of his own : Jennifer Summit.

The Active Life is Parker J. Palmer's deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy, sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead/5. summary The ancient antagonism between the active and the contemplative lives is taken up in this innovative and wide-ranging examination of John William Miller’s effort to forge a metaphysics of democracy.

The Active Life sheds new light on Miller’s actualist philosophy—its scope, its systematic character, and its dialectical form. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening was the first book I read as I began my Centering Prayer practice.

I have read it numerous times. Here is my review of it. Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life by Phileena Heuertz. The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher Heuertz. Even the active vocation is sterile without an interior life, and, indeed, a deep interior life.

The truth is, in any kind of a religious Order there is not only the possibility but even in some sense the obligation of leading, at least to some extent, the highest of all lives—contemplation, and the sharing of its fruits with others. One is the active life, the other the contemplative life, and although by the active, as has been said, we may arrive at a happiness that is good, the other leads us to the best happiness and state of bliss, as the Philosopher proves in the tenth book of the Ethics.

The Contemplative Life Program (CLP) explores how to be a practicing contemplative, abiding in the presence of God in the midst of ordinary life. It is an in-home program designed to support and enrich a life of daily practice, study and devotion, assisting the practitioner to live and embody the contemplative dimension of the Gospel.

Your activity leads you again into a time of stopping, resting, reflecting, and then returning to activity with greater zeal and purpose. Being a contemplative in action means that your active life feeds your contemplative life and your contemplative life informs your active : Andy Otto.

Therefore the active life hinders the contemplative. Objection 2: Further, clearness of vision is a requisite for the contemplative life.

Now active life is a hindrance to clear vision; for Gregory says (Hom. xiv in Ezech.) that it "is blear-eyed and fruitful, because the active life. But while we proceed from the active life to the contemplative by way of generation, we return from the contemplative to the active by way of direction, in order, that is, that our active life may be directed by the contemplative; just in the same way as habits are generated by acts and then, as is said in the Ethics, when the habit is formed.Active life and contemplative life, a study of the concepts from Plato to the present.

(Book, ) [] Get this from a library! Active life and contemplative life. Therefore the division of life into active and contemplative would seem to be inadequate.

Objection 2: Further, Augustine (De Civ. Dei xix, 1,2,3,19) mentions three kinds of life, namely the life of "leisure" which pertains to the contemplative, the "busy" life which pertains to the active.