Eugene Peterson, The Message, and Contemplative Prayer

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  1. Linda64

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    I thought this would be an interesting topic of discussion.

    As Above, So Below

    Why Does Eugene Peterson use the phrase "as above, so below" in his paraphrase The Message? Did he know about Ronald Miller's book, As Above, So Below? And if he did know about this well-known New Age title, does he agree with that book
    when it says:

    "The spiritual dimension of culture is not an array of dogmatic world views ... but a spectrum of contemplative practices."( p. 3) or when it quotes Aldous Huxley as saying that mysticism is the "highest common factor" that unites all the world's religions and helps people to recognize their divinity within.(p.2)

    http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/themessage.htm
     
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    Discussion on this thread must be limited to contemplative prayer or a derivative topic.

    Critiques and criticisms of The Message are to be confined to the translations forum. If the thread goes in that direction, it will be moved.

    Thank you.

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    rsr,

    I wasn't sure as to where to put this thread. I found this topic in another forum board under the heading of "Biblical Issues"--not really discussing Bible Versions--feel free to move it if it is in the wrong forum--

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    Because this thread it getting no discussion, I'm sending to translations.
     
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