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Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide Of Silence (2014)

Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide Of Silence

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Renowned theologian and author of more than 30 books, Father Thomas Keating is one of today's most influential spiritual leaders and is widely recognized for his ecumenical approach to spirituality. Working with a top notch creative team, filmmaker Peter C. Jones has created a soulful, reflective portrait which interweaves extensive conversations with Father Thomas (who is also his uncle), historical footage and interviews with His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the Masjid al-Farah Mosque in New York; Rabbi Lewis Bogage, formerly of the Central Synagogue of New York City; Abbot Joseph Boyle of St. Benedict's; Abbot Damian Carr of St. Joseph's. The film traces Father Keating's spiritual journey from an affluent, New York City childhood, to an austere Trappist monastic life, to his rise through the Order, and his election as Abbot of St. Joseph's Abbey in 1961. In the early 1970's Father Thomas introduced Eastern religious practices to the monks and became one of the originators of Centering Prayer. In 1984, he founded Contemplative Outreach to bring Centering Prayer to a worldwide audience. For those who encounter him, his example is an enlightening modern journey of profound faith. (c) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Though the film proposes to be about silence, it is packed with incessant talking heads, voice-over narration and music.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Even as the directors stumble, including testimonial-type interviews that feel like an infomercial for Keating's Contemplative Outreach program, his deep affinity with nature comes through, as does his humor.

Full Review… | March 6, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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An elegant and enlightening portrait of the life and ministry of Father Thomas Keating, one of the towering figures on the global spirituality scene.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
Spirituality and Practice

A poignant portrait of a transcendent figure for the ages with a simple message that 'Forgiveness is at the very center of Christianity.'

Full Review… | March 29, 2014
Baret News

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