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0268025843
Author:
John S. Dunne
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University of Notre Dame Press; 1st edition (January 13, 2006)
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John Dunne calls his latest book A Vision Quest, borrowing the term from Native American tradition where a youth, coming of age, keeps a solitary vigil, seeking spiritual power and knowledge through a vision.

John Dunne calls his latest book A Vision Quest, borrowing the term from Native American tradition where a youth, coming of age, keeps a solitary vigil, seeking spiritual power and knowledge through a vision. Dunne seeks a vision like that of the great circle of love an old Bedouin described to Lawrence of Arabia,"The love is from God and of God and towards Go. The moder John Dunne calls his latest book A Vision Quest, borrowing the term from Native American tradition where a youth, coming of age, keeps a solitary vigil, seeking spiritual power and knowledge through a vision.

John S. Dunne was the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. 4 people found this helpful. He is the author of more than fifteen books, including The Road of the Heart’s Desire, Reading the Gospel, and The Mystic Road of Love, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Title: A Vision Quest By: John S. Dunne Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: University of Notre Dame Press Publication Date: 2006. Dimensions: . X . (inches) Weight: 7 ounces ISBN: 0268025843 ISBN-13: 9780268025847 Stock No: WW025843. ▲. Have a question about this product? Ask us here. Find Related Products.

Vision Quest is a young adult novel written by Terry Davis, first published in 1979. In first-person, present-tense narrative, it tells the story of a few months in the life of Louden Swain, a high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington who is cutting weight and working toward the state championships

After getting the second book of the series published I told myself I was going to concentrate on getting the third book written.

After getting the second book of the series published I told myself I was going to concentrate on getting the third book written. Well I hadn't counted on life getting in the way, I guess that could be considered an excuse, but it doesn't seem to take much to interfere with creativity. If I can't concentrate on writing the words just don't come.

DUNNE, John S(cribner) 1929-PERSONAL: Born December 3, 1929, in Waco, TX; son of John Scribner (an architect) and Dorothy (Vauhan) Dunne. My book A Vision Quest addresses the question of evolution. Education: University of Notre Dame, . 1951; Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, . ADDRESSES: Office-Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, 238 Malloy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. I do believe the theory of evolution is compatible with belief in creation, although I wrote this book before the current controversy about evolution and intelligent design broke out.

Dad read in the New Kettle Falls newspaper that Lake Roosevelt was being lowered because of some work on the dam, and he told Carla and me that if we drove up there we might get to see the river and. Carla was fired up to go, even if it was with me. I traded my days off to match hers and we were set. Carla wanted to get an early start. I heard the basement door open and close and then footsteps across the patio. I opened one eye for a second and saw Carla’s boots at the edge of my cot. It was still dark. She nudged my shoulder through the sleeping bag. Louden, she.

December 3, 1929 – November 11, 2013) was an American priest and theologian of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He held the John A. O'Brien Professorship of Theology at the University of Notre Dame

December 3, 1929 – November 11, 2013) was an American priest and theologian of the Congregation of Holy Cross. O'Brien Professorship of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Fr. Dunne was born on December 3, 1929, to John Scribner and Dorothy (Vaughn) Dunne in Waco, Texas. The eldest of three children,his birth was followed by siblings Patrick and Carrin.

John Dunne calls his latest book A Vision Quest, borrowing the term from Native American tradition where a youth, coming of age, keeps a solitary vigil, seeking spiritual power and knowledge through a vision. Dunne seeks a vision like that of the great circle of love an old Bedouin described to Lawrence of Arabia,"The love is from God and of God and towards God." The modern vision of the world is one of evolution, life arising from matter, intelligence arising from life. The ancient vision was one of emanation, everything cascading down from the One. Dunne imagines bringing the two together into a great circle, everything coming from God and returning to God, where everything is "from God and of God and towards God." This inspirational work features a series of meditations by Dunne, enriched by his wide-ranging insights and quotations from the areas of theology, philosophy, and literature.
  • Wild Python
In this book of meditations, Dunne takes us along with him on A Vision Quest. He finds his vision in the silence between the world of words and the world of music.

What he has heard in the silence, he has listened to and we readers are his beneficiaries. The key to reading the words Dunne writes is to read them softly aloud to yourself. Then you will experience the musicality of their flow.

Touching on many insights he has discovered along the long quest he has chronicled in his many books, he leads us with questions and his answers worked out over many years of study.

For example, with regard to Wittgenstein's attempt to answer the riddle of eternal life, Dunne summarizes the attempt in three simple questions:

Am I my world?
Am I my time?
Am I my body?

Surely we understand the serious impact and limiting consequences of saying "yes" to these questions in the present era of self-centeredness.

Using his tried and true approach of "passing over" to the perspectives of countless authors, Dunne sees the visions of others, examines them, and then returns to reformulate his own answer.

Pursuing the simple example above, with an ever-so-slight change in wording, he reveals not only his own position, but the correcting insight that allows us to come out of our self-centered ways with the help of a new "in" perspective:

I am in my world.
I am in my time.
I am in my body.

From the riddle of eternal life, Dunne walks on to address the "labyrinthical" soul, the memories of his life with God, how God as spirit illumines our minds and kindles our hearts, and how the practice of the presence works. As he does so, we have the opportunity to be out of our worlds, out of our times, and out of our bodies, as he shares so many inspired insights.

At the end Dunne provides us with a cycle of songs to be sung and even danced, so we can experience the fullness of God that his enthusiasm happily demonstrates.

For those seeking to master the idea or intellectual concept of "God" by reading this book, this book will effortlessly turn that approach inside out and upside down.

For those seeking to encounter the Master who is God, this book will re-orient their visions with the guidance of a man whose own vision quest has brought him to connect with the God Who is love.

Highest recommendation.
  • Mardin
A very difficult read. I have a Masters Degree and it stumped me. It appears to have been written on a level of masters of divinity or PhD. I have yet to unearth the meanings in the book. Very intellectual.