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Beyond the Darkness: A Biography of Bede Griffiths Hardcover – 1 Jan 2000

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  • Hardcover: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385489463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385489461
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Traces Griffiths' life, his friendship with C.S. Lewis, his religious leadership in India, and his efforts to reconcile Eastern and Western religions.

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the English Benedictine monk Bede Griffiths was well known during his lifetime (1906-1993) for his efforts to harmonize the spiritual practices of East and of the West, the full range of his influence is only just becoming widely appreciated. Now, from respected journalist and biographer Shirley du Boulay, comes the first major biography of Griffiths's life, <i>Beyond the Darkness.</i><br><br>Du Boulay shows the transformation of Griffiths from an idealistic, highly intelligent, serious, and sometimes irritable schoolboy into a man of profound wisdom who emanated unconditional love and who was often revered as a holy man and a living saint. During his life of intellectual and spiritual discovery, he became an associate of the Inklings, a close friend of C.S. Lewis, and eventually a leader of an ashram in India. His long and eventful journey was often filled with controversy, pain, and anguish. Yet, Griffiths attained a spiritual wholeness granted to few, enabling him to express in simple a

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