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Kaufmann Publishing, hardcover, 4.373 X 7.375 inches, 248 pages.
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Also by Fr. Milward:
A Commentary on the Sonnets of G.M. Hopkins - paperback
A Lifetime With Hopkins - paperback
A Poem of the New Creation - hardcover
The Enclosed Garden - hardcover
What can we know of God?
By the light of Reason we can only know that God is,
but we cannot know what God is.
The mere fact of God’s existence is a light to our lives,
but for the fuller manifestation of God’s essence,
His presence and His power,
we have to rely on Biblical revelation.
Nor is it enough to know the words of the Bible,
as the scribes and Pharisees knew them.
We have to pass beyond the mere words, which kill,
to the Spirit who alone gives life to the words,
as Jesus knew the Scriptures in the light of the Spirit.
It is by following this Way that we come to know God
whose name is I AM, as revealed by God to Moses,
the FATHER, as Jesus shows to his brothers and sisters,
in the Holy Spirit of LOVE.
This book is offered as a sequel to the author's previous The Enclosed Garden, and as another series of Biblical meditations, with special emphasis on the hidden core of the Bible, the Name of God. The author claims no special Scriptural expertise, but he approaches the Bible as a human being, as a priest, and as a specialist in the drama of William Shakespeare and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Moreover, over the past fifty years he has been teaching the Bible to Japanese students of all ages from eighteen to eighty, and it is out of this teaching that he offers these reflections on the inner meaning of the Bible, as bestriding the contrast between East and West.
About the Author
Born in London on October 12, 1925, the Year of the Ox, Peter Milward SJ attended the Jesuit school of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, and joined the Society of Jesus in 1943. After studies of the Classics and English at Oxford, he arrived in Japan in 1954, and from 1962 onwards has been teaching English with special attention to Shakespeare at Sophia University, Tokyo. Fr. Milward has authored some 350 books, most of them published in Japan. His academic books on Shakespeare and Hopkins have attracted readers in England and America. He now lives in retirement at the age of 87.
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