Since I have been learning about contemplative spirituality, contemplative prayer, the emergent church, and various other terms that could be fit into this discussion, it has caused me to ask more questions--
In asking questions, I have brought up several quotes from the above writers that state their view against the gospel--
I brought these statements up for example to a friend that had suggested Henri Nouwen as a good christian writer:
"Here and Now by Henri Nouwen; page 22 – “the God who dwells in our inner sanctuary is the same as the one who dwells in the inner sanctuary of each human being.” "
" Disciplines For Christian Living by Thomas Ryan 1993; This excerpt written in the Foreword by Henri Nouwen; Page 2 - “… the author shows a wonderful openness to the gifts of Buddhism, Hinduism and Moslem religion. He discovers their great wisdom for the spiritual life of the Christian and does not hesitate to bring that wisdom home.” "
I was asking specifically how this incorporates into Christianity--I have received no response, and sense that some are avoiding this discussion.
**Does anyone have any direct to the point comments about these writers that would help in explaining why the writers are off in what they teach?
I have been hearing that you can't throw out the baby with the bathwater responses in a matter for words.
In comments like this for instance by Henri Nouwen, my question is how can you not throw anything that this person states--the basis for which he writes is off--so in my mind it is black and white...not just because I am a technical person either...LOL
Any comments would be greatly appreciated!