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Love, Imperfectly Known: Beyond Spontaneous Representations of God

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 19th 2011 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Jitse
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Exquisitely French, academic in its presentation and wrought with personal experience, this book is mandatory reading for anyone who wishes to speak meaningfully about Christianity proper.

Brother Emmanuel uses notions from psychoanalysis and femininist, Catholic and Orthodox writings (also engaging science and philosophy on the way) to discuss the effect of our upbringing on how we tend to view God, both consciously in our theology and less consciously in our spiritual experience.

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Thomasruston
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a breathtaking book, and like most breathtaking books it is also very subtle, and warrants much critical reflection, something which I am only just grasping. Love, Imperfectly Known: Beyond Spontaneous Representations of God I would expect to be regarded in future – if there is any sense in Christian readers – as a theological classic. Brother Emmanuel begins with a deep consideration of the implications of what can broadly be described as a neo-Freudian analysis of the human psyche. Wh ...more
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one of the most enlighting books I've ever read on Christian faith. In search for a deeper, more mature, broader image of God.
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Concerning Love, Imperfectly Known by the Christian monk and mystic, Brother Emmanuel of Taizé: I have to confess that I consider this book my personal friend. With that in mind, know that I won't give you an unbiased review. What I will tell you is why this book captured my heart.

Love, Imperfectly Known is a book-length, academically founded, love letter to God. Far from a stern, stony thing, the God who shines forth from these pages is alive, and wants the willing, but free, return of my love
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