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Christ the Eternal Tao

Author(s):   Hieromonk Damascene
Publisher:   St. Herman Press (2004)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   1 copy available
Product Info:   Editorial Reviews

“Christ the Eternal Tao” is a complex, challenging and mystical work, full of a wealth of aesthetic and spiritual insights.” –Alice Davenport — The Wichita Eagle

This is a remarkable book, and one that should be read not only by those interested in comparitive religion, not only by those who have turned to the East in their search for reality, not only by those who feel that Christianity is no longer pertinent, but also by those who wish to deepen their spiritual lives and come to know, love, and serve God. –Rama P. Coomaraswamy — Parabola Magazine, November 1999

When we at the Abode received the proof copy of this amazing tome, I jumped upon it instantly…. I have been moved by the mystical spirit permeating this labor of love…. This volume is a bridge between cultures and faiths, but even more, it is a bridge between the individual and the Uncreated Light — The Empty Vessel: A Journal of Contemporary Taoism, Winter 1999 –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description
Not until now has the ancient wisdom of Lao Tzu been presented alongside the otherworldly revelation of Jesus Christ in a way that encompasses the full significance of both. Christ the Eternal Tao presents the Tao Teh Ching as a foreshadowing of what would be revealed by Christ, and Lao Tzu himself as a Far-Eastern prophet of Christ the incarnate God.

Through heretofore unpublished translations and teachings of Gi-ming Shien — perhaps the greatest Chinese philosopher to have ever come to the West — this book uncovers the esoteric core of the Tao Teh Ching. Then, through the transmission of mystics of the ancient Christian East, Lao Tzu’s teaching is brought into a new dimension, exploding with new meanings. Christ, in turn, is seen in a unique light, His pure image shining in the clarity of Lao Tzu’s intuitive vision.

With its practical, time-tested advice on how to unite oneself with the incarnate Tao and acquire uncreated Teh, this is both a philosophical source-book and a spiritual manual, touching the heart and leading one to profound inward transformation. It is a long-awaited Answer to those who, having turned away from modern Western “churchianity,” are drawn to the freshness, directness and simplicity of Lao Tzu, and at the same time are strangely, inexplicably drawn back to the all-compelling reality of Jesus Christ.

The book is adorned with Chinese calligraphy and seals (created especially for it by well-known Chinese artists), and with traditional Chinese paintings of the life of Christ. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.