Joining the wisdom of East and West, a modern spiritual master proposes a new Christian mysticism for the third millennium, one that will help humanity to transcend violence and heal the earth. Seamlessly blending history and philosophy, and with deep knowledge of Buddhist, Christian, and Hindu mysticism, Johnston provides an exhilarating look at what such a mysticism might be, and what it may accomplish.
William Johnston, an Irish Jesuit, has lived nearly 50 years in Japan. Professor of religious studies and director of the Institute of Oriental Religious of Sophia University, he has lectured worldwide on East-West mysticism. His many books include The Inner Eye of Love and Mystical Theology.
Part I: The New Consciousness 1. New Era 2. Age of Revolution I 3. Age of Revolution II 4. The Great Search 5. The Awakening of Asia 6. Asian Meditation 7. Searching for Mysticism Part II: The New Mysticism 8. Journey of Prayer 9. The Road to Mysticism 10. Sannyasin, Bodhisattva and Mystic 11. "That Ultimate and Unutterable Mystery" 12. Incarnation 13. The Search for Jesus 14. Jesus the Mystic I 15. Jesus the Mystic II Part III: The Great Conversion 16. "One Lord, One Faith" 17. Toward Harmony Epilogue: The Second Spring