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John Macquarrie’s Paths in Spirituality, Pt. 2

John Macquarrie Anglican Theologian

Whenever we come into new knowledge, create anew, make friends or new connections—we transcend ourselves, experiencing the Holy Spirit. To experience the Spirit is to experience ek-stasis, a standing out of oneself, say Macquarrie.  It is to grow. The Church is “the growing point where the upbuilding work of the Spirit proceeds most intensely” (51).…

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John Macquarrie’s Paths in Spirituality, Pt. 1

John Macquarrie Anglican Theologian

If the Church finds itself in narrow straits these days it is, in part, because it has not listened deeply to its past masters.  John Macquarrie, sometime Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford, must rank as one of the foremost Anglican theologians of the twentieth century.  His Paths in Spirituality (1972) still offers departure…

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