Embracing the Inconceivable

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“This book . . . serves as a guide for people practicing in more than one faith and as a help to people raised in a Judeo-Christian culture who are trying to integrate their religion of birth with their chosen practice of Zen or other forms of meditation.”—From the Preface

Written by a woman who is both a Zen roshi and a Christian, Embracing the Inconceivable is the perfect guide for people of either faith—or those who share both—to experience the joy at their intersection. It will appeal to Christians who are interested in the interspiritual practice of Christianity and eastern forms of meditation and mindfulness. Also included are sections on prayers and practices for those wishing to explore and apply the thoughtful insights Birx offers to their own interspiritual practice.

Ellen Birx holds a PhD in psychiatric nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and is professor emerita at Radford University. She is cofounder of New River Zen Community in Blacksburg, Virginia, and author of three books, including Selfless Love: Beyond the Boundaries of Self and Others.

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Embracing the Inconceivable
Interspiritual Practice of Zen and Christianity
Ellen Birx

Embracing the Inconceivable Table of Contents (978-1-62698-369-4_toc.pdf, 201 Kb) [Download]