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Johnston, William 1925-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 257 publications in 6 languages and 11,962 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL625, 248.22
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William Johnston
 
Most widely held works by William Johnston
Silent music the science of meditation by William Johnston( Book )
36 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inner eye of love mysticism and religion by William Johnston( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wounded stag by William Johnston( )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mysticism of The cloud of unknowing by William Johnston( )
31 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Cloud of Unknowing' was the work of an unknown 14th-century English writer with a powerful message of God's unconditional love in the face of despair. Johnston's theological treatment of this and other works by the same writer makes a conscious comparison with Oriental ways of contemplation
Christian Zen by William Johnston( Book )
20 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The still point: reflections on Zen and Christian mysticism by William Johnston( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mirror mind : spirituality and transformation by William Johnston( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cloud of unknowing and the book of privy counseling ( Book )
13 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Originally written in Middle English by an unknown mystic of the fourteenth century, The Cloud of Unknowing represents the first expression in our own tongue of the soul's quest for God. A literary work of great beauty in both style and message, it offers a practical guide to the path of contemplation. The author explains how all thoughts and concepts must be buried beneath a "cloud of forgetting," while our love must rise toward God hidden in the "cloud of unknowing." William Johnston - an authority on fourteenth-century spirituality and on the writings of this unknown author - provides a substantive and accessible introduction detailing what is known about the history of this text and its relevance throughout the ages. Also included here is the author's other principal work, The Book of Privy Counseling - a short and moving text on the way to enlightenment through a total loss of self and consciousness only of the divine."--BOOK JACKET
Silence by Shūsaku Endō( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the persecution of Jesuit priests and Christian converts in 17th century Nagasaki, Japan
Mystical theology : the science of love by William Johnston( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the earliest centuries there has existed a Christian theology of mysticism, defining the state which Bernard Lonergan called a "being in love with God." St. John of the Cross wrote such a theology for the sixteenth century, calling it "the science of love." Now, William Johnston, one of the great spiritual writers of our time, attempts to do the same for the twenty-first century. In Part One of Mystical Theology Johnston surveys Christian mysticism through the centuries. Johnson shows that such a theology today must dialogue with modern science and with Eastern religions. Part Two provides this dialogue, where Johnston engages Einstein's theories as well as Zen Buddhism. In Part Three, it becomes clear how the "science of love" is no longer an esoteric discipline for monks and nuns. In Johnston's writing it becomes accessible to all modern people grappling with problems of our age
Being in love : the practice of Christian prayer by William Johnston( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschouwing over het gebed, waarbij naast de traditionele praktijken uit de christelijke godsdiensten tevens meditatietechnieken uit oosterse religies worden betrokken, evenals elementen uit het existentialisme en andere moderne stromingen
Arise my love-- : mysticism for a new era by William Johnston( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lord, teach us to pray : Christian Zen and the inner eye of love by William Johnston( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystical way by William Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters to contemplatives by William Johnston( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brieven van een jezuïet aan verschillende personen, waarin hij hen behulpzaam tracht te zijn met hun zoektocht naar de religieuze dimensie in hun leven
Zen et connaissance de Dieu by William Johnston( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nihonjin o kataru : taiwashū by Shūsaku Endō( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'oeil intérieur : mysticisme et religion by William Johnston( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mística para una nueva era : de la teología dogmática a la conversión del corazón by William Johnston( )
3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cloud of unknowing, & The book of privy counseling ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first work of its kind to be written in the English language, The Cloud of unknowing is a spiritual guide to contemplation from an anonymous English monk of the 14th century."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Johnston, William B.
Johnston, William S.J
ジョンストン, ウイリアム
Languages
English (169)
Spanish (17)
German (10)
French (9)
Japanese (5)
Dutch (2)
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