A Contemplative Evening with Dr. Robert A. Jonas

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What does St. Paul mean when he maintains that we have “the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16)? The renowned spiritual writer Henri Nouwen often echoed St. Paul in asserting “What is said of Jesus is said of you.” If indeed all of us have the mind of Christ, how do we access this human/divine experience? Following a trail of scriptural sayings, as well as the teachings of ancient Christian mystics, Jonas explores the possibility that any of us can discover and awaken the mind (Greek: nous) of Christ. In his award-winning new book, My Dear Far-Nearness: The Holy Trinity as Spiritual Practice (Orbis, 2022), Jonas suggests that Jesus’ consciousness was trinitarian and non-dual. With attention and practice, this consciousness can – through the grace of God – be awakened in us, as well.

By casting a clear, fresh light on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and offering accessible, down-to-earth spiritual practices, Jonas will show us how to deepen our connection to Christ amidst our daily lives and how to draw from the well of grace as we encounter demands and challenges in our families, friendships, neighborhoods, and ministries.

According to Jonas, the Holy Trinity is not merely something to believe in but is something to live.

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