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Deep Rhythm and the Riddle of Eternal Life


Deep Rhythm and the Riddle of Eternal Life Synopsis

In Deep Rhythm and the Riddle of Eternal Life , John S. Dunne's twentieth book, he examines the end of earthly life and the prospect of eternal life. He begins with two questions: Is death an event of life? Is death lived through? If we answer yes to both questions, then we face the riddle of eternal life. This book explores that riddle.Dunne finds his answer in the Gospel of John, with its three great metaphors of life, light, and love. Dunne contemplates the meaning of the metaphors in deep rhythm, the deep rhythm of rest in the restlessness of the heart. The words of eternal life in the Gospel speak of life and light and love but also of life passing through death, of light passing through darkness, of love passing through loneliness. So, too, Christ, embodying life and light and love, passes through death and darkness and loneliness. This deeply meditative book from one of our most gifted spiritual writers and teachers will offer consolation to those at the end of life as well as hope for all readers who contemplate eternal life.A CD is included containing Dunne's Symphony of Songs, with soprano Quinn Smith accompanied by John Dunne on the piano.

Deep Rhythm and the Riddle of Eternal Life Press Reviews

In this erudite volume, Dunne takes us on a quest that leads through the mystery of 'the life in us that can live on through death.' His exploration is peppered with theological, philosophical, and literary quotations and a deep appreciation for music. . . In his quest to encounter what he calls 'the riddle of eternal life, Dunne ponders the heart's desire, the road that goes on and on, a spiritual journey, a deeper life, and the process of letting go of everything and everyone. . . . --Spirituality&

Book Information

ISBN: 9780268025960
Publication date: 15th May 2008
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Theology,


John S. Dunne is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of more than fifteen books including Reading the Gospel and The Mystic Road of Love, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press. Dunne has won numerous awards and has been a visiting professor at Yale University and Oxford University.

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