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Brief History of Spirituality, 2nd (Philip Sheldrake) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) 9780470673522
Brief History of Spirituality, 2nd (Philip Sheldrake) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) 9780470673522
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Title: A Brief History of Spirituality, 2nd

Author: Sheldrake, Philip

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780470673522

Edition: 2nd Volumes: 1; Pages: 264

List Price in Cloth: $89.95 Our price: $84.99

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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 continentsContentsPrefaceIntroduction: What is Spirituality?Contemporary MeaningSpirituality and HistoryInterpretationPeriods and Traditions1 Foundations: Scriptures and Early ChurchChristian Spirituality and the ScripturesScriptural MarkersSpirituality in the New TestamentSpirituality and the Early ChurchLiturgySpirituality and MartyrdomSpirituality and DoctrineOrigenEvagriusThe CappadociansAugustinePseudo-DionysiusChristian Spirituality as Transformation and MissionTheories of Spiritual TransformationConclusion2 The Monastic Paradigm: 300-1150The Emergence of MonasticismWidows and VirginsSyrian AsceticsEgyptian MonasticismWisdom of the DesertMonastic RulesBenedictine ExpansionThe New HermitsThe CisterciansSpiritual Values of MonasticismSpirituality and the Conversion of EuropeLocal Spiritualities: IrelandSpirituality in the EastSyriac SpiritualityConclusion3 Spirituality in the City: 1150-1450The Gregorian ReformThe Vita EvangelicaTwelfth Century RenaissanceThe Rebirth of CitiesCathedrals and Urban VisionThe City as SacredUniversities as Sacred SpaceVita Evangelica and Urban SensibilitiesThe Mendicant MovementDominic, Francis, Clare and BonaventureThe BeguinesFourteenth Century MysticismDevotional SpiritualitySpirituality and Eastern ChristianityThe RenaissanceConclusion4 Spiritualities in the Age of Reformations: 1450-1700Seeds of Reform: Devotio Moderna and Christian HumanismCrisis of Medieval SpiritualitySpirituality and the Lutheran ReformationJohn Calvin and Reformed SpiritualityAnabaptist SpiritualityAnglican SpiritualityPuritan SpiritualityEarly QuakersThe Catholic ReformationThe New OrdersIgnatius Loyola and Early Ignatian SpiritualityCarmelite MysticismLay DevotionSeventeenth Century French SpiritualityConclusion5 Spirituality in an Age of Reason: 1700-1900Spirituality and the Roman Catholic TraditionPietismWesleyan SpiritualityAmerican Puritanism and the Great AwakeningShaker SpiritualityOrthodox SpiritualityPost-Revolutionary CatholicismThe English EvangelicalsThe Oxford MovementJohn Henry NewmanA Distinctive American SpiritualityConclusion6 Modernity to Postmodernity: 1900-2000The Impact on SpiritualityEvelyn UnderhillDietrich BonhoefferSimone WeilDorothy DayThomas MertonSpiritualities of LiberationGustavo GutirrezFeminist SpiritualitySpiritualities of ReconciliationEcumenical Spirituality: The Example of TaizSpirituality and Inter-Religious Dialogue: Bede GriffithsMaking Spirituality Democratic: The Retreat MovementMaking Spirituality Democratic: The Charismatic MovementConclusionEpilogueNotesSelect BibliographyIndex
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