John Dunne calls his latest book ""A Vision Quest,"" borrowing the term from native American tradition where a youth, coming of age, keeps a solitary vigil, seeking spiritual power and knowledge through a vision. Dunne seeks a vision like that of the great circle of love an old Bedouin described to Lawrence of Arabia, ""The love is from God and of God and towards God."" The modern vision of the world is one of evolution, life arising from matter, intelligence arising from life. The ancient vision was one of emanation, everything cascading down from the One. Dunne imagines bringing the two together into a great circle, everything coming from God and returning to God, where everything is ""from God and of God and towards God."" This inspirational work features a series of meditations by Dunne, enriched by his wide-ranging insights and quotations from the areas of theology, philosophy, and literature.
John S. Dunne is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of more than fifteen books including Reading the Gospel and The Mystic Road of Love, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press. Dunne has won numerous awards and has been a visiting professor at Yale University and Oxford University.