September 10, 2012: Beware the Narcissistic Self

Robert E. Webber

Current spirituality . . . is expressed more as “a journey into self” than “a journey into God.” Nevertheless, union with God does have to do with self, not as in the narcissistic self but as the challenge to be the new self—re-created to be all that God intends us to be in our restored nature and new state of being.

-Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 19.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.