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The Divine Romance by John Davidson The Divine Romance
TALES OF AN EARTHLY LOVE
by John Davidson
List Price: £7.99
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Published in the UK 13 January 2005
200 pages, Paperback. 216×135 mm
ISBN: 1-904555-07-1
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Love stories have an enduring appeal, and the ultimate love affair is between the soul and the Divine. Everyone who has known the heartache that goes with being in love will resonate with this wonderful collection of stories from early Christian times that tell of a love surpassing all other loves.

In The Divine Romance, John Davidson shows how these ancient and intriguing tales depict a universal spirituality - the path to divine union. This, the story of the soul's descent and its subsequent return, is told in terms of the divine marriage.

The collection includes two parables of Jesus, with interpretations suggested by gnostic texts, and two gnostic parables - one from the Nag Hammadi library, the other from the Acts of Thomas. The rambunctious early Christian classic, "Joseph and Aseneth", a tale that has circulated in various forms over the last 2,000 years, concludes this luminous book.

John Davidson has had a life-long interest in mysticism. Graduating in 1966 from Cambridge University with an honours degree in natural sciences, he took a post at the University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, where he worked for seventeen years. In 1984, he left the University to pursue independent interests and since then has written a number of books, including a series on science and mysticism and his ground-breaking work, The Gospel of Jesus - In Search of His Original Teachings first published in 1995.

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It looks wonderful and I can see that I shall enjoy reading it. The illustrations are especially good. Warmest Congratulations!
Professor S D Keynes

Woolf & the Raverats arrived today in fine condition. We are very pleased with it and look forward to reading the lovely type on fine paper.
Jim Bishop

It's a fascinating and, of course, unique book.
Peter Kettle

The publication of these letters in one volume brings into focus an unusually compassionate aspect of Virginia Woolf. Jacques Raverat's lucid, unsentimental letters to Woolf are dictated to his wife, the artist Gwen, as he is dying in France. Very moving, they are a compelling read.
(Henrietta Garnett, great niece of Virginia Woolf and author of Family Skeletons)
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