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Title: Unwrapping the Gift
Subtitle: Surveying Contemplatio in the Tradition
Author(s): DEPRINZIO, Kevin M.
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 24    Date: 2014   
Pages: 119-142
DOI: 10.2143/SIS.24.0.3053493

Abstract :
The word contemplation has regained popular usage of late, but the richness of its meaning is far too often lacking. This article examines its nuances used throughout the Judeo-Christian tradition with particular attention paid to the contributions of Evagrius of Pontus, John Cassian, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine of Hippo, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Catherine of Siena, and argues for a deeper contemporary retrieval.

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