Deep Calls to Deep
By: Chad Thralls
“What is the point of religion? What motivates our religious practices and church activities? This book argues that . . . the point of being religious and belonging to a religious community is to cultivate awareness of the presence of God and to be transformed by that encounter.”
This introduction to the theological issues of Christian mysticism explains the primary practices necessary to experience mystical consciousness. Deep Calls to Deep explores the metaphors and images found in scripture and the contemplative tradition that can enliven the spiritual imagination, so that readers can appreciate Christian mysticism and the necessary practices to cultivate mystical consciousness for themselves.
Chad Thralls is a teaching fellow at Seton Hall University. For the past nine years, he has also taught courses in Christian Spirituality through Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion. He completed his doctoral work in Christian Spirituality at the Catholic University of America. He lives in New York City.