About the book "Christ at the centre - Discovering the Cosmic Christ in the spirituality of Bede Griffiths"
This book aims to address some of the common problems that 'modernism' and Western materialism have wrongly thrust upon the Christian faith. These problems include such things as the assumption that true Christianity must be framed in a Western cultural guise, the false duality between spiritual living and social responsibility, enmity between faith and science, unnecessary conflict between Christianity and other living faiths, and the loss of the sacred as a result of the dominance of Western individualism and materialism. I attempt to address these problems by presenting a novel and creative spiritual path that has the potential to address these dualities and struggles. At it's core this book is a discussion of Fr Bede Griffiths wonderfully rich Christology. Throughout the book the doctrine of Christ is framed within a mystical approach to the person and work of Jesus, offering new insights and a fresh theological vocabulary.

Karl Rahner wrote that the "Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all". Increasing numbers of Christians, and Christian theologians, are starting to recognise how important a lived experience of the mystery of Jesus Christ is in finding true life, and in doing sound theology. Bede Griffiths, a Benedictine Monk who was educated at Oxford and spent most of his life adapting his Christian faith to the culture and philosophy of India, came to embody the depth and riches of mystical spirituality in his life and teaching. His integrated approach to spiritual living has helped many people to discover, and rediscover, the rich experience of being truly and fully alive in Christ. This book examines the elements that made Fr Bede's spirituality so significant. It discusses his understanding of the Person, nature, and work of Christ from a mystical and spiritual perspective. Fr Bede's Christology is informed by such varied sources as the Catholic Christian tradition, Indian philosophy, Hindu religion, quantum physics, transpersonal psychology, micro-biology, and the perennial philosophy. This book is a valuable resource for persons who seek to deepen their relationship with God and foster fresh and creative ways of expressing that spirituality in their everyday lives. It also has a great deal to offer the more serious theological mind through the discussions on experiential theological methodologies and the challenging new vocabulary and approach to Christology.

About the Author
Rev Dr Dion A Forster is the Dean of John Wesley College, the Seminary of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in Pretoria. He is an Ordained Methodist minister. He holds a Doctorate in Science and Theology. He teaches Systematic Theology, Ethics, New Testament and Greek. He serves as a part time lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of South Africa, and in the Department of New Testament at the University of Pretoria. Dion preaches regularly at the Bryanston Methodist Church, and has a weekly radio program called "The Ministry and Me" on Radio Pulpit.

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Christ at the Centre