An altar in the world a memoir of discovery by Barbara Brown Taylor

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Published by HarperOne in San Francisco .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Taylor, Barbara Brown,
  • Episcopal Church -- Clergy -- Biography,
  • Anglican Communion -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography,
  • Spiritual life -- Christianity

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementBarbara Brown Taylor.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX5995.T26 A3 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16839906M
ISBN 109780061370465
LC Control Number2008018303

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In An Altar in the World, Taylor devotes chapters to eleven practices: “Waking Up to God,” “Paying Attention,” “Walking on the Earth,” “Getting Lost,” “Encountering Others,” “Living with Purpose,” “Saying No,” “Carrying Water,” “Feeling Pain,” “Being Present to God,” and “Pronouncing Blessing.”.

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