Spirit Breath, By Janaka Stagnaro
Thanks for posting the links on Christian prayer.
As you mentioned Bernadette Roberts (author of Christian contemporary classic, The Experience of No-Self), I want to let you and your readers know that Bernadette has just made available a new book, The Real Christ (October 2012)— a most profound theological correction of wrong views of Christ and the Trinity.
The Real Christ effectively demonstrates how an anthropomorphic view of the Trinity as “Father, Son, Spirit” obscures the splendid truth of the divine, and has stymied a true understanding of our spiritual journey of transformation into Christ.
Bernadette does indeed affirm the Trinity is ultimate reality, and accurately described as “Transcendent, Logos, Spirit.” She compelling shows how the view of God as “Transcendent, Logos, Spirit” is true to the mystical theology of early Fathers of the Christianity.
She shows how Christ, too, is only truly understood in terms of the Trinity as “Transcendent, Logos, Spirit.” An egregious mistake was made by theology when it identified Christ as the human person Jesus (who is the historical icon of Christ), for Christ is beyond all distinctions of personhood, even Jesus’ personhood.
Christ is the revelation of man, of the alpha and omega of universal human destiny— not the revelation of the single man, Jesus.
You can find a description of The Real Christ at the website Bernadette’s Friends:
Bernadette asks on the site that those who are possibly interested in purchasing the book read the “Warning” she has written on the site first.
Joseph Conti, Ph.D.
Dept of Comparative Religion
California State, Fullerton
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