Niklaus Brantschen

Praying without God

The Search for a Spiritual Path

Can a non-believer be a spiritual person? Is it still possible to pray in the so-called post-Christian era? Is the conventional formula of "praying means speaking to God" still valid in an age when God seems to be silent? Doesn't that also mean that human beings must be silent? And what about Buddhists, who are often told that they cannot pray because they do not believe in God? And what if they pray anyway? In this book, the Jesuit and Zen master Niklaus Brantschen attempts to question the conventional ways of thinking and behaviour patterns, rites and rituals, forms and formulas. Western mystics like Meister Eckhart have their say, as does the Buddha. And this reveals a realisation that is possible for all people: Mysticism is humanly feasible.

  • Important author and sought-after speaker
  • Existential questions in concrete terms
  • Also a school of life, death and love

ISBN: 978-3-8436-1335-4
Hardcover with ribbon
144 pages
Format 13 x 21 cm
EUR 19.00

Title in German

The Author

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Niklaus Brantschen

Fr. Niklaus Brantschen SJ, born in 1937, is a Swiss Jesuit and Zen master. He is founder of the Lassalle-Institute for Zen – Ethics – Leadership within the Lassalle-House.