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Spirituality A Brief History

ISBN-10: 1118472357
ISBN-13: 9781118472354
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Philip Sheldrake
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Description: Engagingly written by one of the world’s leading scholars in this field, this comprehensively revised edition tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament right up to the present day. Charts the main figures,  More...

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List price: $48.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.55" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Engagingly written by one of the world’s leading scholars in this field, this comprehensively revised edition tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament right up to the present day. Charts the main figures, ideas, images and historical periods, showing how and why spirituality has changed and developed over the centuries Includes new chapters on the nature and meaning of spirituality, and on spirituality in the 21st century; and an account of the development and main features of devotional spirituality Provides new coverage of Christian spirituality’s relationship to other faiths throughout history, and their influence and impact on Christian beliefs and practices Features expanded sections on mysticism, its relationship to spirituality, the key mystical figures, and the development of ideas of ‘the mystical’ Explores the interplay between culture, geography, and spirituality, taking a global perspective by tracing spiritual developments across continents

What is Spirituality?
Origins of the Word "Spirituality"
Contemporary Meaning
What is Christian Spirituality?
Spirituality and Mysticism
The Study of Spirituality
Spirituality and History
Types of Spirituality
Periods and Traditions
Conclusion: Criteria of Judgment
Foundations: Scriptures and Early Church
Christian Spirituality and the Scriptures
Scriptural Markers
Spirituality in the New Testament
Spirituality and the Early Church
Spirituality and Martyrdom
Shrines, Devotion, and Pilgrimage
Spirituality and Doctrine
The Cappadocians
Christian Spirituality as Transformation and Mission
Theories of Spiritual Transformation
Monastic Spiritualities: 300-1150
The Emergence of Monasticism
Widows and Virgins
Syrian Ascetics
Egyptian Monasticism
Wisdom of the Desert
Monastic Rules
Benedictine Expansion
The New Hermits
The Cistercians
The Spiritual Values of Monasticism
Spirituality and the Conversion of Europe
Local Spiritualities: Ireland
Spirituality in the East
Syriac Spirituality
Spirituality in the City: 1150-1450
The Gregorian Reform
Apocalyptic Movements
The Vita Evangelica
Twelfth-Century Renaissance
The Rebirth of Cities
Cathedrals and Urban Vision
The City as Sacred
Universities as Sacred Space
Vita Evangelica and Urban Sensibilities
The Mendicant Movement
Dominic, Francis, Clare, and Bonaventure
The Beguines
Fourteenth-Century Mysticism
Julian of Norwich
Crossing Spiritual Boundaries: The Influence of Islam
Devotional Spirituality
Spirituality and Eastern Christianity
The Renaissance
Spiritualities in the Age of Reformations: 1450-1700
Seeds of Reform: The Devotio Moderna and Christian Humanism
The Crisis of Medieval Spirituality
Spirituality and the Lutheran Reformation
John Calvin and Reformed Spirituality
The Radical Reformation: Anabaptist Spirituality
Anglican Spirituality
George Herbert
Puritan Spirituality
Early Quakers
The Catholic Reformation
The New Orders
Ignatius Loyola and Early Ignatian Spirituality
Spirituality Beyond Europe
Carmelite Mysticism
Lay Devotion
Seventeenth-Century French Spirituality
Russian Spirituality
Spirituality in an Age of Reason: 1700-1900
Spirituality in the Roman Catholic Tradition
Wesleyan Spirituality
American Puritanism and the Great Awakening
Shaker Spirituality
Orthodox Spirituality
Post-Revolutionary Catholicism
The English Evangelicals
The Oxford Movement
John Henry Newman
A Distinctive "American Spirituality"
Modernity to Postmodernity: 1900-2000
The Impact on Spirituality
The Prophetic-Critical Type
Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916)
Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
Simone Weil (1909-1943)
Dorothy Day (1897-1980)
Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
Spiritualities of Liberation
Gustavo Gutierrez (1928-)
Feminist Spirituality
Spiritualities of Reconciliation
Ecumenical Spirituality: The Example of Taiz�
Spirituality and Inter-Religious Dialogue: Bede Griffiths
Eastern Orthodox Spirituality
Making Spirituality Democratic: The Retreat Movement
Making Spirituality Democratic: Pentecostal and Charismatic Spirituality
Twenty-First Century Trajectories
Will Christian Spiritualities Survive?
A Globalized World
Inter-Religious Encounter
Christian Spirituality and Secular Spirituality
Spirituality, Business, and Economics
Spirituality and Healthcare
Spirituality and the Meaning of Cities
The Spiritual and the Spatial
The Spiritual and Urban Virtues
Other Factors?
The Contemporary Turn to Practice
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