Ignatius of Loyola wanted Jesuits to be “contemplatives in action”. This describes the desire of many Christians today and the imperatives thrust upon us to be at once boned with God and with our fellow travellers. Reading in Loyola Zizioulas, J Macmurray, early Christian and contemporary theologians and mystics. NT accounts of prayer and action in Jesus of Nazareth.
To explore and develop a theology of contemplation as a constitutive dimension of genuine action in the world: [What is the relationship of contemplation and action? Can they flourish at once in our relationship with God, persons, culture and the wider world?].
To grow in our appreciation of the place of contemplation in “life in the spirit” and Christian action in the world.
To deepen this “felt understanding” of contemplation in action through the writings and living of people who can fairly be described as “contemplatives in action.”
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