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The Wisdom Pattern: Order, Disorder, Reorder

The Wisdom Pattern: Order, Disorder, Reorder

by Richard Rohr O.F.M.


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“We are indeed 'saved' by knowing and surrendering to this universal pattern of reality. Knowing the full pattern allows us to let go of our first order, trust the disorder, and, sometimes even hardest of all—to trust the new reorder. Three big leaps of faith for all of us, and each of a different character.” —from the introduction
A universal pattern can be found in all societies and in fact in all of creation. We see it in the seasons of the year; the stories of Scripture; the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus; the rise and fall of civilizations; and even in our own lives. In this new version of one of his earlier books, Father Richard Rohr illuminates the way understanding and embracing this pattern can give us hope in difficult times and the courage to push through messiness and even great chaos to find a new way of being in the world. 

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ISBN-13: 9781632533463
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 109,710
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Rohr, OFM, is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and the Founding Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An internationally recognized author and spiritual leader, Fr. Richard teaches primarily on incarnational mysticism, non-dual consciousness, and contemplation, with a particular emphasis on how these affect the social justice issues of our time. Along with many recorded conferences, he is the author of numerous books, including his newest, The Universal ChristHow a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe and What Do We Do with Evil? To learn more about Fr. Richard Rohr and the CAC, visit https://cac.org/richard-rohr/richard-rohr-ofm/

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface to the Revised Editon xiii

Part 1 The Current Dilemma 1

Chapter 1 The Postmodern Opportunity 3

Chapter 2 Beyond Victimhood 23

Chapter 3 Great Awakenings 48

Chapter 4 Transformation 82

Chapter 5 The Cosmic Egg of Meaning 103

Chapter 6 Cleaning Our Lenses 121

Part 2 Finding a Third Way 133

Chapter 7 What Is Your Window on Reality? 135

Chapter 8 The Great Chain of Being 148

Chapter 9 The Power of Forgiveness 155

Chapter 10 Limits Are Good Teachers 171

Chapter 11 Living with Shadow 183

Chapter 12 A Reconstructionist Creed 197

Epilogue 199

Endnotes 201

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