How the Demise of Mystical Theology
Impacted our Sense of the Sacred
How can we rediscover the awe and wonder of God’s presence in our lives? David Torkington invites us to join him in the desert, where we can learn to pray with passion and devotion. He shows us that the sacred is not just a matter of external rituals, but a reflection of our inner communion with God. David challenges us to deepen our relationship with God through prayer, and to experience the sacred in a new and powerful way.
INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- What tools or methods do you employ to contemplate or to ponder the mystery of Christ Jesus deeply?
- What are some key distinctions between the marketplace of God and the marketplace of the world?
- David Torkington teaches that ‘Prayer is a radical communication with God through which we invite Him into our situation and life.’ How does that resonate with your spiritual life?
David Torkington’s Bio:
David Torkington is a Spiritual Theologian, Author, Lecturer, and Broadcaster who specializes in Prayer, Christian Spirituality, and Mystical Theology. For the past fifty years, he has been communicating to his audience his profound love of the traditional and authentic Mystical and Biblical Theology that has inspired all his writings on prayer.
During his twelve years as Director of a London Retreat and Conference Centre, followed by his tenure as the Dean of Studies at the National Catholic Radio and Television Centre in London, he gained direct experience of the decline in the moral and spiritual life of the Church.
After lecturing on Mystical theology at the invitation of the Angelicum, the Dominican University in Rome, he has spent the rest of his life trying to inspire Catholics with the truth. That is to return without delay to the profound contemplative spirituality bequeathed to the early Church by Jesus Christ himself and its development from Saint Paul to Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross.
He has written ten books on prayer and the spiritual life, some of which have been translated into thirteen languages.
David is producing a course on ‘Prayer to Contemplation’ to promote the launch of a new Publishing House, Essentialist Press, which will be producing four of his books on Prayer and Spirituality www.EssentialistPress.com