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The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality / Edition 1
     

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality / Edition 1

by Arthur Holder, Arthur G. Holder
 

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ISBN-10: 1405102470

ISBN-13: 9781405102476

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Christian spirituality has recently emerged as a distinct (and growing) academic field in universities, colleges, and theological schools. The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality is a comprehensive single-volume introduction to the subject which takes a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical approach. Like all volumes in the Blackwell

Overview

Christian spirituality has recently emerged as a distinct (and growing) academic field in universities, colleges, and theological schools. The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality is a comprehensive single-volume introduction to the subject which takes a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical approach. Like all volumes in the Blackwell Companions to Religion series, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality represents the most significant recent scholarship and knowledge in the field.

Without attempting to impose a single definition of Christian spirituality upon its contributors, the Companion reflects an understanding of the field as the study of the lived experience of Christian faith and discipleship. The six parts of the volume deal with approaches to the study of Christian spirituality, biblical foundations, historical developments, theological perspectives, interdisciplinary dialogue partners, and selected special topics in contemporary Christian spirituality.

This volume will be of interest to scholars in the field and in other related disciplines, to undergraduate and graduate students in theology and religious studies, and to Christians of all denominations who desire to learn more about the practice of faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405102476
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsviii
Acknowledgmentsxiv
Introduction1
Part IWhat is Christian Spirituality?13
1Approaches to the Study of Christian Spirituality15
Part IIScripture and Christian Spirituality35
2The Old Testament in Christian Spirituality37
3The New Testament in Christian Spirituality55
Part IIIChristian Spirituality in History71
4Christian Spirituality during the Roman Empire (100-600)73
5Christian Spirituality in Byzantium and the East (600-1700)90
6Christian Spirituality in the Medieval West (600-1450)106
7European Reformations of Christian Spirituality (1450-1700)122
8Christian Spirituality in Europe and North America since 1700139
9Christian Spirituality in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania156
Part IVTheology and Christian Spirituality175
10Trinitarian Perspectives on Christian Spirituality177
11Christology in Christian Spirituality190
12The Holy Spirit in Christian Spirituality207
13Christian Spirituality and the Theology of the Human Person223
14The Church as Context for Christian Spirituality239
15Sacramentality and Christian Spirituality254
16Christian Spirituality and Theological Ethics269
Part VInterdisciplinary Dialogue Partners for the Study of Christian Spirituality287
17Social Sciences289
18Personality Sciences308
19Natural Sciences325
20Aesthetics345
21Feminist Studies363
22Ritual Studies387
23Theology of Religions401
Part VISpecial Topics in Contemporary Christian Spirituality417
24Experience419
25Mysticism442
26Interpretation459
27Nature478
28Practice496
29Liberation515
30Interfaith Encounter532
Index550

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