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Contemplation

Contemplation. In modern Western use, mental prayer that is non-discursive and thus distinct from meditation. At this stage, prayer usually begins to be less the fruit of human effort and more the result of direct divine grace, a distinction suggested by the traditional contrast between ‘acquired’ and ‘infused’ contemplation.

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Contemplation

127. Contemplation

  1. Compleat Angler, The Izaak Waltons classic treatise on the Contemplative Mans Recreation. [Br. Lit.: The Compleat Angler ]
  2. Thinker, The sculpture by Rodin, depicting contemplative man. [Fr. Art: Osborne, 988]

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