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Publication Date: 5 Mar 2019
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 272
Author: Richard Rohr
ISBN-13: 9780281078615, 9780281078622

Another Name for Everything

Reclaiming Jesus Christ for All People
By Richard Rohr
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Summary
In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped hundreds of thousands realize what is at stake in matters of faith – and it is not religion as usual. Yet Fr Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus Christ. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’ last name? Too often, declares Rohr, our understandings have been held captive by culture, nationalism and Christianity itself.

Drawing on history, theology, and psychology, Rohr articulates an exhilarating and ultimately more sensible view of Jesus Christ as a portrait, so to speak, of how God works. ‘The whole of creation is the beloved community – the child of God – not just Jesus,’ he writes. In a world where religion too often divides, Rohr’s understanding of the Incarnation changes not just the significance of Christmas, but how we read history, relate to nature and each other, and find our highest purpose each day.

Fans of Rohr’s earlier works will find here a synthesis that reveals the broadest, most hopeful vision for humanity imaginable. Newcomers will be drawn to a science-friendly spirituality that feels both modern and timeless. All will value Rohr’s practical insights on mindfulness, prayer, and enlightened social action.
About the Author
Richard Rohr, OFM is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (www.cac.org) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he also serves as Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy - practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. He is the author of numerous books including A Spring Within Us, Just This, The Divine Dance, Breathing Under Water, Immortal Diamond and Falling Upward (SPCK, 2018, 2018, 2016, 2016, 2013 and 2012 respectively.
Press Reviews

[On THE DIVINE DANCE]: Finding the sweet spot where contemporary science meets ancient mysticism, and theology meets poetry, The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well-lived. In our joy or our pain, true life is always relational, a flow, a dance. (And was always meant to be.)

- Bono, U2

Seriously friends, this is Richard in peak form, doing what he does best: showing you how the best ideas for the future have actually been here, in the Jesus tradition, the whole time. In these pages it’s the Trinity—that old familiar word—that suddenly gets infused with insight and electricity as you see just how practical and helpful and healing and inspiring and provocative and dangerous this conception of the Divine is. Our favorite Franciscan has done it again!

- Rob Bell, author of Love Wins

Richard Rohr is one of the great spiritual masters of our time, indeed of any time.... The Trinity will of course always remain a profound mystery, but after reading Father Rohr's book, you will experience it as a mystery that can, and will, transform your life.

- James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

The Divine Dance is not only Richard Rohr’s best book; it’s the best book on the Trinity I’ve ever read. Tender, human, both pastorally and psychologically brilliant, this is the work Rohr was born to do . . . An instant spiritual classic.

- Jonathan Martin, Author, How to Survive a Shipwreck

With the wisdom of C.S. Lewis and the accessibility of Rob Bell, Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell unpack our long-lingering questions about God, love, grace, and forgiveness, all through the lens of Trinitarian spirituality . . . Like all good mystics, Rohr and Morrell circle our questions, reveling in the mystery of all that is. Join them. Stand with them “under the waterfall of God’s infinite mercy, and know that you are loved.”

- David James Poissant, L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist; Author, The Heaven of Animals

This beautifully-written book can do far more than change your troubled thoughts about God: it can change your way of thinking about God entirely.

- Brian D. McLaren, Author, We Make the Road by Walking

Rohr and Morrell have given us a liberating and yet totally orthodox invitation into the life of God. This book is a celebration of the Trinity, not as bad math (1+1+1=3), and not as baffling mystery to avoid, but as the divine movement of love. The Divine Dance is an example of why Rohr has had such a profound influence on so many Christians seeking to balance reason and mystery, action and contemplation, not to mention faith and real life.

- Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Author, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People, NadiaBolzWeber.com

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