A breathtaking exploration of divine love across religions, illuminated equally by modern science and ancient wisdom. In-depth yet accessible, grounded yet uplifting, this journey across faiths explores commonalities in the scriptures, writings of key mystics and core practices of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. For seekers and believers of all faiths.
William Keepin, PhD
Foreword by Thomas Keating, OCSO
6 x 9, 288 pp | 978-1-59473-621-6
A breathtaking exploration of divine love across religions, illuminated equally by modern science and ancient wisdom.
“There is a profound need today for people to understand how the religious traditions relate to one another, what they have in common, and how their remarkable differences are dwarfed by their even more remarkable common ground.... The transformative path of divine love is the greatness of each of these traditions, and it is their entire purpose in the first place: to transform the human being into a living instrument of divine love and will.”
—from the Introduction
Combining decades of Eastern and Western contemplative practice with scientific research, William Keepin, PhD, offers a way forward for anyone who yearns for an inclusive spirituality that can encompass both deep intellectual inquiry and devotional abandon of the heart.
In-depth yet accessible, grounded yet uplifting, this journey across faith traditions illuminates commonalities in the scriptures, writings of key mystics and core practices of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, and draws on the wisdom of other traditions as well. It will inspire seekers of all faiths interested in the path of love that bridges world religions, as well as believers who are eager to learn how their particular faith intersects with other religions at the deepest level.
“A brilliant study of a subtle subject.... A substantial contribution to the fast-emerging discipline of inter-traditional spirituality. Thoughtful, careful and wonderful!”
—Ravi Ravindra, author, The Pilgrim Soul and Science and the Sacred
“[An] impressive synthesis of timeless sacred wisdom and contemporary perspectives from interspirituality and the sciences.”
—Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD, author, The Wisdom Way of Knowing and The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice
“A masterful blend of rigorous scholarship and wild devotion.... A vital contribution to the emerging body of literature that clarifies and celebrates the interspiritual movement.”
—Mirabai Starr, author, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam
“Masterful and groundbreaking! Through the unique lens of spirituality and science, and with exceptional skill, Will opens our heart and mind to the exquisite truth that Ultimate Reality is one in all religions.”
—Imam Jamal Rahman, author, Spiritual Gems of Islam; coauthor, Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
“To the landscape of a global spirituality ... aptly adds the detail needed from the depth of myriad wisdom traditions and the advances of current science.... Visionary.”
—Kurt Johnson, PhD, coauthor, The Coming Interspiritual Age