Beshara Lecture 2017

Nothingness and Gratitude: Themes in Spiritual Life

The video and transcript of this year’s Beshara Lecture given by George Pattison is now available.

The Beshara Lecture 2017: George Pattison

Nothingness and Gratitude: Themes of Spiritual Life Nothingness and gratitude are basic themes in religious or spiritual life evidenced in all the world’s main religious traditions. Being religious, it seems, means knowing oneself as nothing before God and, at...

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