MYSTERY and MEANING by Gebre Menfes Kidus
Christian Philosophy & Orthodox Meditations

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""MYSTERY and MEANING"" is a compilation of inspirational quotes, mystical prose, philosophical polemics, and poetic verse from the mind and heart of GEBRE MENFES KIDUS (""Servant of the Holy Spirit""). The author's words provide a unique and valuable perspective on many of the vital religious, social, and moral issues of our time. Gebre Menfes Kidus balances contemplative reflections with impassioned argument, leaving the reader both challenged and inspired. These essays and aphorisms provide edification for the philosopher, the theologian, the spiritual seeker, and the lay Christian.

The author addresses a variety of topics, such as:

+ Orthodox Theology

+ Spiritual Warfare

+ Mysticism

+ Social Justice

+ Metaphysics

+ Christian Pacifism

+ Biblical Commentary

+ Human Rights

+ The Teachings of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

"Life is mystery, and life is
meaning. God is mystery, and God is meaning. The purpose of life is to know and
experience God. If we seek God by attempting to remove His mystery, then we
will never find Him. And if we think that life will be more meaningful if we
can excise its uncertainty, then we will never understand its purpose. It is in the midst of darkness and
doubt, confusion and angst, suffering and sorrow, that the experience of Christ
is truly forged. The discovery of human meaning lies in the depth of divine

 "To attain
knowledge of the Unknown, and to move toward it, is the essence of life."
~ Leo
Tolstoy ~

(From page 49 of the Second Edition of MYSTERY and MEANING: Christian
Philosophy & Orthodox Meditations

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Published August 5, 2011 by AuthorHouse. 424 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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