True Resurrection by H. A. [Harry Abbott] Williams lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Mitchell Beazley, 1972, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: In 1965 H. A. Williams, then Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, gave to contemporary readers the first mature fruits of a gloriously contemporary individual insight in his collection of sermons published under the title The True Wilderness a book in which, in the authors words, I looked for God in what we are in the whole kaleidoscope of our personal experience. The first rediscovery of God was for the author in his aloneness in that void where the person has to fight to establish his identity faced with the twin threats of isolation and absorption, a true wilderness experience, like Jesus temptations in the desert.
The True Wildernesss was an immediate publishing success going through four reprints in the first year in the U. K. alone. Many readers found in the book a loving understanding and a depth and sensibility and gentleness often missing from the gospels of other contemporary Christian writers. The True Wilderness quickly came to be described as one of the spiritual classics of our time, relevant lo all those seeking to rediscover the Christian gospel as an undying fount of goodness and love in the depths of what we are.
Now, seven years later, the same author records for us in this deeply moving new book his experience of the ultimate Christian triumph, the divine transformation of despair into glory, of bankruptcy into limitless riches, of true wilderness into what Christians call true resurrection. All that separates and injures and destroys has been overcome by what unites and heals and creates. Death has been swallowed up by life.
The author examines the Christian doctrine of resurrection very fully for its theological significance. But theology for him is not in the last resort an academic study but a process of self-discovery. Hence True Resurrection, like The True Wilderness, is above all a deeply personal testament, the idea of resurrection being explored in every aspect of our personal experience in our friendships and trials and loves and failures, or. in the authors own order of writing in our bodies, our minds, our goodness, our suffering and our death.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with heavy sunning to the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 182 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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