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Title: The Way, Rootmetaphor for Spirituality - A Biblical Exploration
Author(s): WAAIJMAN, Kees
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 13    Date: 2003   
Pages: 63-79
DOI: 10.2143/SIS.13.0.504589

Abstract :
In this article, the root metaphor of the way (journey) is explored on the basis of Scripture. This way has five dimensions:

(1) The course of life itself of a human being, as a direct expression of the divine-human relationship;
(2) The way of conversion, thatabandons aversion from God and turns to God; (3) The way of the Torah that acts as a mediator between the divine and the human pole in the divine-human relational process.
(4) The way of integrity or wholeness, in which the original, God-given integrity comes to fruition.
(5) The way of salvation: from beyond all human ways God comes towards us, in absolute mercy, from the End.

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