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Theoria: Part 1

January 30, 2013 Length: 9:22

La contemplación (theoría), señala la capacidad de "ver más allá" de la apariencia sensible, mediante la comprensión y la experiencia en sí misma del ente, enmarcada en conceptos expresados en lenguaje, mediante fonemas y palabras. En esta primera parte de tres, Padre Joan examina algunos fundamentos de la contemplación cristiana.

Fr Joan begins by introducing basic terminology. In this first of three podcasts, he briefly examines contemplation or theoria, as our capacity to "look beyond" appearance by means of deep understanding and experience of being within the context of church.

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