a movement, those who practice contemplative prayer,
on the whole, tend to develop spiritual kinship to other religions,
especially Buddhism." Ray Yungen
Promoting the Spiritual Disciplines and Contemplative Prayer?
years there has been an attempt to recover the disciplines because,
in fact, they were lost, by and large. That is true in places
you wouldn't expect it. I have found many Roman Catholics to whom
the spiritual disciplines were almost unknown, lost. There's
a wonderful priest in Pittsburgh who has a telephone program.
He's called me occasionally when my books have come out, and one
time we were on the air discussing The Spirit of the Disciplines,
when someone called in and asked angrily, "Why don't you people
teach these things any more? When I was young, Sister So-and-So
taught us to fast, and taught us to contemplate and be silent,
and now it's not taught any more." It's true. In many quarters
of the Catholic church it isn't taught, or at least not effectively.
In Protestant churches, with very little exception, it was totally
lost, until back in the '70s, some writings began to appear."Dallas
Willard, Spiritual Disciplines in a Postmodern World
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name [Jesus Christ]
under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4: 12