When the Disciple Comes of Age
By: Diarmuid O'Murchu
"Here is a resource we need now. Its empowering central message: a ubiquitous Spirit-- essence of the Divine at the heart of all that was, is, and ever will be-- is available and accessible to all." --Miriam Therese Winter, MMS, author, Paradoxology: Spirituality in a Quantum Universe
"In the midst of enormous paradigm shifts in religion and culture, we have no better guide than Diarmuid O'Murchu, who offers valuable insights born from a life of deep reflection. O'Murchu helps us navigate a new terrain of human becoming, as we engage a new understanding of God in the evolution of self and world." --Ilia Delio, OSF, author, Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness
"This book seeks to illuminate the spiritual journey of a small but rapidly growing Christian movement of those who seek to transcend inherited religions precisely because their enlarged sense of adult maturity requires them to do so. . . . For some, it means discarding a great deal of what no longer feels credible or useful. For others, it means reworking the tradition to make it relevant for the 21st century. For all, it involves an evolutionary imperative calling forth new levels of engagement with the complex spiritual awakening of our time.”
With his trademark exploration of the meaning of “adult faith” in an age marked by new understandings of cosmology, anthropology, quantum physics, and evolution, O’Murchu also includes here reflections on his own spiritual journey. When the Disciple Comes of Age offers an understanding of the Christian message that retains its power precisely by showing how it taps into deep archetypal and symbolic meaning.
Priest, missioner, and social psychologist, Diarmuid O’Murchu has worked with homeless people, refugees, and HIV/AIDS patients on three continents. His many books include Evolutionary Faith, Ancestral Grace, Adult Faith, Incarnation, Inclusivity, and Religious Life in the Twenty-First Century (all Orbis). He lives in Ireland and speaks throughout the world.