The Way and the Truth and the Life

Drops in the Sea of Time


James Ramsay

ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-7283-0371-3

LENGTH: 78 pages

The Way and the Truth and the Life


An exploration of St John’s narrative of human spirituality

An Exploration by a Follower of the Way

James Ramsay

Essential to the message of the Gospels is that they tell a story. This is true of the theologically complex fourth Gospel as much as of the more obviously narrative Synoptic Gospels. This brief exploration of St John’s narrative argues that its theological meaning can be properly understood only when seen as integrally part of a holistic drama. ‘Made flesh’, the Divine Word draws us through the power of story to become participants in this drama, at the same time generating creative tension through conceptual discourses that prevent us from being, so to speak, swallowed up by it. Christ the Way, Truth, and Life offers us, it is proposed, a redemptive integration of different fundamental archetypes of human spirituality that can help us at a practical level in determining the narrative of our own lives as followers of the Way.

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ISBN: 978-0-7283-0371-3


78 pages

Book Size

140 x 210 mm


James Ramsay


Drops in the Sea of Time


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Author Bio

James Ramsay is an Anglican priest, retired from full-time ministry and living in north Norfolk. Before ordination he worked as a freelance translator. Following a curacy in Olney (Bucks) he served at the ecumenical church of the Holy Family in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, then at the Anglican church of the Resurrection in Bucharest, Romania, and finally at St Barnabas, Manor Park, Newham, where he was also part-time Chaplain at the University of East London. He has published two volumes of poetry, Monuments to a Stolen Revolution, and other poems from Bucharest (Small Stations Press) and Chancing on Sanctity (SLG Press). His works are illustrated by his wife, the artist Celia Ward, who works from a studio in their walled garden. She is a painter, muralist, textile artist, book designer, and founder of East London Textile Arts.

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