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We Drink from Our Own Wells The Spiritual Journey of a People

ISBN-10: 1570754969
ISBN-13: 9781570754968
Edition: 20th (Anniversary)
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Description: After twenty years, We Drink from Our Own Wells remains a classic expression of Latin American spirituality by a pioneer of liberation theology. Starting from St. Bernard of Clairvaux's counsel to root spirituality in one's own experience, Gustavo  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 20th
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

After twenty years, We Drink from Our Own Wells remains a classic expression of Latin American spirituality by a pioneer of liberation theology. Starting from St. Bernard of Clairvaux's counsel to root spirituality in one's own experience, Gustavo Gutierrez outlines the contours of a spirituality rooted in the experience of the poor and their struggle for life. His aim is to reflect on the contemporary "road to holiness" -- the passage of a people "through the solitude and dangers of the desert, as it carves out its own way in the following of Jesus Christ. This spiritual experience is the well from which we must drink. From it we draw the promise of resurrection." Book jacket.

He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.

Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface to the Anniversary Edition: Our Methodology is Our Spirituality
Introduction
How Shall We Sing to the Lord in a Foreign Land?
In a Foreign Land
An Alien World
Questions
New Wine in Old Bottles
The Song of the Poor
A Favorable Time
Toward a New Spirituality
Here There Is No Longer Any Way
Encounter with the Lord
Spirituality and Theology
See, Touch, Follow
Acknowledging the Messiah
Encounter, Experience, Reflection, Prolongation
Walking According to the Spirit
The Flesh of Death
The Spirit of Life
The Resurrection Body
A People in Search of God
The Spirituality of a People
A Manner of Being a Christian
Free to Love
Conversion: A Requirement for Solidarity
Break and Solidarity
The Material and the Spiritual
Consistency and Stubbornness
Gratuitousness: The Atmosphere for Efficacy
Efficacious Love
Everything Is Grace
A Twofold Movement
Joy: Victory Over Suffering
Schooling in Martyrdom
Easter Joy
Spiritual Childhood: A Requirement for Commitment to the Poor
With the Poor and against Poverty
The World of the Poor
Spiritual Childhood
Community: Out of Solitude
The Dark Night of Injustice
Living in Community
Conclusion
Notes
Index of Scriptural References
Index of Names and Sources

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