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What are some examples of formative reading?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
Historically, humankind has practiced formative reading across all faiths and cultures. Sacred texts such as the Bible in Christianity, the Torah in Judaism, the Koran of Islam, the Upanishads and the Vedas in Hinduism, the Discourses of Buddha in Buddhism, the I Ching in Taoism, and the teachings of mystics throughout the ages all serve as a conduit for entering into a deeper communion with the unseen.

We can also practice formative reading with the great spiritual thinkers throughout history such as Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, or Anthony De Mello, or the noble poets and mystics of the ages, such as Rumi, Julian of Norwich, or St. Teresa of Avila. Find the text that resonates with your unique needs.
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