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God and the Ways of Knowing

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"My plan in this book," writes Father Danielou, the eminent French theologian, "is not to record what I say of God, but what God has said of Himself to place religions and philosophies, the Old Testament and the New, theology and mysticism, in their proper relationship with the knowledge of God." God and the Ways of Knowing is a classic work of theology and spirituality th

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Paperback, 210 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Ignatius Press (first published 1956)
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Ted
May 01, 2015 Ted rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in concepts of God
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This is a well written book, by a French theologian who was once rather well-known.

I suspect that I had to buy it for a theology class half a century ago.

I know I did read at least part of it. There are some things underlined, even a passage that I highlighted.
It [the myth] consists in the affirmation of the existence, in a world of archetypes, of the patterns of all human realities. These archetypes are the immutable models in which every reality participates. They have their being in what
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Recommends it for: anybody who wants to know about God
If I want the world to know how I as a Christian think of other beliefs, especially as I am a former Muslim fundamentalist, this is the book for them. This is also the book for those Christians who are so hasty and say point blank dumb things like Muslims or Buddhists or whatever are going to Hell. Through the works of Daniélou, I have come to see that Christianity is indeed so attractive and easily presentable without pounding people on the head with the Bible. If you ever wonder, what about th ...more
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Jean Daniélou S.J. (1905–1974) was a theologian, historian, cardinal and a member of the Académie Française.

Jean-Guenolé-Marie Daniélou was born at Neuilly-sur-Seine, son of Charles and Madeleine (née Clamorgan). His father was an anticlerical politician, several times minister, and his mother an educator and founder of institutions for women's education. His brother Alain (1907–1964) was a noted
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