Contemplation: If It Makes for Peace, Why Not for Christian Witness Too?

Studia Gilsoniana 6 (1):85-96 (2017)
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The author attempts to answer the following question: Why does Christian witness need contemplation? He claims that Christian witness needs contemplation, because contemplation reveals the truth about the nature of reality; it is this truth which is one of the factors that constitute the foundation of Christian faith. In a sense, contemplation is analogical to mysticism: as mystical visions make Christian belief grounded on the immediate experience of the Truth, so the contemplation of the creatures makes Christian belief based on the indirect experience of the Truth.
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