Christian Spirituality God's Presence Through the Ages

ISBN-10: 1570756449
ISBN-13: 9781570756443
Edition: 2006 (Expanded)
Authors: Richard J. Woods
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 313
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

A comprehensive survey fo Christian spirituality. Complete enough to use as a textbook and general enough to attract the general reader.

Preface
Introduction
Spirit and Presence
Jesus and His Followers: God's Abiding Presence
The Spirituality of Jesus
A Sense of Presence
The Inheritance from Israel
The Abode of God
God's Presence in Christ
The Legacy of Judaism
The First Christians: Religious Rivalry and the Quest for Wisdom
The Fisher of Sheep
The Thirteenth Apostle
James the Just
The Human Milieu
Varieties of Jewish Spirituality
Jewish Monasticism
Early Christian Pluralism
The Art of Life
Early Christian Wisdom
Fire on Earth: Charism and Crisis in the Early Church
Come the End: Millennial Illusions and Delusions
Charismatic Gifts: The Lure of the Exotic
Seeking Signs and Wonders: The Lure of the Miraculous
A Charismatic Crisis in Corinth
The Role of Prophecy in the Early Church
The Future of Prophecy: Montanism
Tertullian: The Wasp of Carthage
Charisms in Crisis
Martyrs: The Seed of the Church
The Presence of Christ in the Death of His Saints
Early Martyrs: The Birth Pangs of Christianity
Preserving the "Acts" of the Martyrs
Women of Faith
The Cult of the Martyrs
Seeds of Dissension
The Donatist Crisis
Church Militant
The Circumcellions: Downward Christian Soldiers
Ordinary Faith and Spiritual Ferment
Ordinary Spirituality in the Early Church
Word and Worship
The Evolution of Ministry: Christians in the World
Women and Children: Towards Christian Equality
The Church and Slavery
The Gnostic Crisis: The Threat of Spiritual Elitism
Marcion: The Son of Satan
The Apologists: Defenders of the Faith
Alexandria: Cradle of Theology and Mysticism
Philo Judaeus
Alexandrian Christianity: The Gnostic Masters
Clement of Alexandria: The Pedagogue
Christian Spirituality in the Late Empire
Towards a New Age
The Desert and the City
Alexandria's Legacy
Antioch: The Letter and the Spirit
The Appeal of Arianism
Athanasius: "Old Immortality"
Desert Dwellers: The Emergence of Monasticism
The Great Cappadocians
Evagrius Ponticus
The Legacy of Christian Cappadocia
The Age of Augustine
Manichaeism: Darkness from the East
The New Asceticism
Pilgrims and Relics
Western Monasticism and the Ascetical Spirit
Martin of Tours: Soldier and Saint
Paulinus of Nola: Ascetical Gentleman
The Problem with Priscillian
The Perils of Pelagius
Women's Spirituality
Augustine and His Mother
The Son of Tears
Augustine the Mystic
The End of the Golden Age
Dark Ages: New Light in the West
A Gospel Life: The Rule of Augustine
A Prophetic Way of Life
Ordinary Asceticism
The Benedictine Inheritance
The Patriarch
The Benedictine Form of Life
Light in the North: Patrick of Ireland
The Fugitive
Ordinary Spirituality
Troubles in the East: Christological Controversies
Cyril and Nestorius
From the World's Two Ends: Greeks and Celts
The Jesus Prayer
The Great Synthesis: "Dionysius the Areopagite"
The Negative Way: "Unknowing" God
The Affirmative Way: Art as Sacrament
Maximus the Confessor
Pope Gregory the Great
Celtic Monks and Missionaries
St. David: The Apostle of Wales
The Great Invasion
Bride of Christ
A Passion for God
The Rebirth of Christendom
The Carolingian Renaissance
Alcuin: The Heritage of English Monasticism
John Scottus Eriugena: The Pride of Ireland
Britain: The Parting of the Ways
The Synod of Whitby
Benedictine Evangelization and Agrarian Reform
Early English Spirituality
Alfred: Greatness in England
Darkness in the East
The Rise of Islam
The Image Breakers
The Second Assault
Spiritual Reform and Military Conquest
The Misfortunes of the Papacy
The Year 1000: Millennialism Redux
The Abbey of Cluny and Church Reform
The Return of the Hermits
The New Puritanism: St. Peter Damian
The Abbey of Bec and the Norman Conquest
Reform from Within: The New Popes
The Coming of the White Monks
Molesmes and Citeaux: Saintly Abbots
New Life: The Vita Apostolica
The New Age and Its Spirituality
Warriors of Christ: The Crusades
Schism and Contemplation
Spiritual Explosion
Bernard of Clairvaux: Last of the Fathers
The Cistercian Kingdom of Love
Aelred of Rievaulx: "God Is Friendship"
The Matter of Women
Queens and Abbesses: Uppity Women of the Twelfth Century
Hildegard of Bingen: The Sibyl of the Rhine
The Cistercian Abbesses
Vita Activa, Vita Contemplativa: Finding a Balance
The Canons of Premontre
The Canons of St. Victor: Theology and Mysticism
The New Millennialism: Apocalypse Revisited
Vita Apostolica Redux: Enthusiasm, Excess, and Reaction
The Golden Age
The Decline and Fall of the Celtic Church
Innocent III: Vicar of Christ
The Coming of the Friars
Dominican Women
Francis: The Poor Christ of Assisi
Clare of Assisi: Sister Moon
Anthony of Padua: The Teacher
Bonaventure: The Seraphic Doctor
The Flowers of St. Francis
The Mystical Revolution of the Fourteenth Century
Women of God
The German Women Mystics
Reaction: The Case of Marguerite Porete
Meister Eckhart: Master of Mystics
The Birth of God
Jacopone da Todi: Mystical Troubadour
Catherine the Greater
Catherine and the Pope
The Beginning of the End
The Autumn of Christendom
Flemish Mysticism
The English Mystics: Love and Unknowing
Heat, Sweetness, and Song: Richard Rolle
The Cloud and the Ladder
The Anonymous Anchorite at St. Julian's
The Would-Be Saint: Margery Kempe
The Fall of the East
Christian Soldiers: The March of Folly
The Hesychast Controversy
Athos: God's Holy Mountain
St. Gregory Palamas: Champion of Orthodoxy
The Experience of God
New Rome
Action versus Contemplation
The Emergent Lay Spirit
Dismemberment and Rebirth
The Death of Hus
The Maid of Orleans
The Witchcraft Mania
The Movement towards Reform
The Wise Fool: Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa
Coincidentia Oppositorum
The Rebirth of Humanism
Catherine of Genoa: The Nurse
Savonarola: The Meddlesome Friar
The Changing Tides of Favor
Fracture and Reform: Protestant versus Catholic
Revolt and Revolution
The Righteousness of God
Word and Spirit
The Swiss Reform: Zwingli and Bullinger
John Calvin: The Mystical Theocrat
Calvin's Spirituality
The Reformation in France
The Radical Reformation
Radical Spirituality: The Inner Light
Body and Soul
Schism, Persecution, and Catholic Reform
Cromwell and the Carthusians
Catholic Reaction: The Pilgrimages of Grace
Efforts at Catholic Continuity
Catholic Reformation: The Council of Trent
Spiritual Exercises: The New Way
Catholic Reform in Spain
Inigo de Loyola: Mortal Honor and the Glory of God
The Society of Jesus
Teresa of Jesus: The Carmelite Reform Movement
Little John of the Cross of Christ
Holy Fray Juan
Spiritual Doctor
Houses Divided: From the New World to Enlightenment
Protestant and Catholic
The New World: Conquest and Expansion
Europe Divided: Gallicanism
Madame Acarie and Her Circle
Pierre Berulle: The "Other" Cardinal
Francis de Sales and Jane-Frances de Chantal
Monsieur Vincent: Champion of the Poor
The Jansenism Controversies
Reconciling Opposites: The Ministry of Bossuet
The Rise of German Pietism
The Survival of Mysticism
The Anglican Inheritance
Puritan Reaction
The Puritan Spirit
Radical Dissent: Baptists and Quakers
A Gentle Warming of the Heart: The Emergence of Methodism
The Enlightenment: Reason versus Revelation
Progress and Reaction
Revolution and the Decline of Religion
Recovery and Outreach
Orthodox Spirituality
The Liberal Spirit
Germany: The Return to Orthodoxy
England: Retreat and Revival
The Oxford Movement and the Road to Rome
Churches in the Wilderness
The Millennial Spirit
More Signs and Wonders
The Rise and Fall of Modernism
The Achievement
The Twentieth Century: Crises and Renewal
In Search of Fundamentals
New Beginnings
Spiritual Accents: West and East
Ecumenism: From Competition to Cooperation
Post-Conciliar Spiritual Trends
Emancipation and Liberation: Christian Women
Latin America: The Sleeping Giant
Civil Rights and the Peace Movement
Witnesses to Change: Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Merton
A New Pentecost: The Charismatic Movement
Sacred vs. Secular: New Religious Movements
New Age Movements
The Quest for Wholeness
"Back to the Earth!"
Eco-Spirituality: The Legacy of E. F. Schumacher
Glasnost and Sobornost
Transition
The Third Millennium: Darkness before Dawn
Ominous Prelude: 11 September 2001
The Promise of Ecumenism
Decline and Growth
Religion vs. Spirituality
Saving the World
Spirituality for a Possible Future
Six Characteristics
Epilogue
Ever New Frontiers
Notes
Resources
Index

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