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The Word: A Meditation on the Prologue to St. John's Gospel

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Von Speyr's book does not lend itself to any classification that I can think of. It is not dogmatic theology; still less is it exegesis.... There is nothing to do but to submit oneself to it; if the reader emerges without having been crushed by it, he will find himself strengthened and exhilarated by a new experience of Christian sensibility.
--T.S. Eliot

Adrienne von Speyr wrote an acclaimed four-volume series of meditations on Saint John's Gospel, and this volume presents her reflections on the Prologue (1:1-18). Her insights embrace the whole Christian revelation as well as its acceptance and rejection by men.

This work is a spiritual meditation of the highest quality, the fruit of prayer, discernment, and communion with the sacramental life of the Church. It provides rich nourishment for both theological reflection and contemplation.

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