Academic Theology and Contemplative Prayer
“The Journey of the Mind into God” – 3 basic phases
1. Seeing God in and through the World (looking outward) (stage 1 & 2) (The Nave)
2. Seeing God in and through the Self (looking inward)(stage 3 & 4) (The Choir)
3. Seeing God in and through God Himself (looking upward) (stage 5 & 6) (The Altar)
…and then (stage 7)The Sacrament Himself
Here is the PDF for the work of St. Bonaventure – “The Journey of the Mind into God”
“Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno” explores numerous facets of faith and reason in the life of the Church and the world. Grounded on the work of giants, such as St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, Blessed John Newman, St. John Paul II, G. K. Chesterton, Blaise Pascal and Stephen Barr, Dr. Reno helps us to open our minds to make the journey to our hearts.
R. R. Reno is the editor at First Things: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life, and Professor of Theology, currently on leave from Creighton University. His theological work has been published in many academic journals. Essays and opinion pieces on religion, public life, contemporary culture, and current events have appeared in Commentary, and the Washington Post. In Fighting the Noonday Devil Reno suggests that putting ourselves at the disposal of what is real is what trains us for true piety. His other recent books include Genesis: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible and Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible.