God Seekers Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities

ISBN-10: 080282840X

ISBN-13: 9780802828408

Edition: 2008

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Afresh, readable introduction to Christian spiritualities, God Seekers brings to life thirty-three spiritual masters from throughout Christian history. Through capsule biographies, selected quotations, and questions for reflection, Richard Schmidt presents and explores diverse ways of relating to God. Each chapter personalizes a major stream or movement of Christian spirituality by focusing on a particular key figure. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Forward Movement Publications
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Phyllis Tickle is Contributing Editor in Religion for "Publishers Weekly". One of America's most respected authorities on religion, she is frequently interviewed for both print & electronic media, & is a regular guest on PBS's "Religion & Ethics News Weekly." The author of more than two dozen books, including the recently published "Divine Hours", she lives in Lucy, Tennessee.

Foreword
Irenaeus (c. 130-c. 200): Early Christian Spirituality
Origen of Alexandria (c. 185-c. 254): Alexandrian Spirituality
Antony (c. 251-355): The Desert Fathers
Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-c. 395): The Cappadocians
Augustine of Hippo (354-430): The Birth of Western Spirituality
Patrick (c. 390-c. 460): Celtic Spirituality
Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-547): Western Monasticism
Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022): Experiencing the Spirit
Anselm (1033/4-1109): Medieval Spirituality I
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153): Medieval Spirituality II
Francis of Assisi (1181/2-1226): The Mendicants
Gregory of Palamas (1296-1359): Hesychasm
Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1420): The English Mystics
Martin Luther (1483-1546): Reformation I
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556): The Jesuits
John Calvin (1509-1564): Reformation II
Teresa of Avila(1515-1582): The Spanish Mystics
George Herbert (1593-1633): Anglican Spirituality
John Bunyan (1628-1688): The Non-Conformists
Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751): The Sacrament of the Present Moment
John and Charles Wesley (1703-1791/1707-1788): Methodism
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855): The Spirituality of Paradox
R. A. Torrey (1856-1928): Fundamentalism
Amy Carmichael (1867-1951): The Spirituality of Missions
Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897): Spiritual Childhood
Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945): Martyrdom
Donald Gee(1891-1966): Pentecostal Spirituality
Dorothy Day (1897-1980): The Catholic Worker Movement
Thomas Merton (1915-1968): Solitude
Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007): Narrative Spirituality
John S. Mbiti (B. 1931): African Christian Spirituality
Rosemary Radford Ruether (B. 1936): Feminist Spirituality
Acknowledgments
Index
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