The Bloomsbury Guide to Christian Spirituality

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What is Christian Spirituality? How does it relate to non-Christian traditions? Where does it arise from and where is it going?

These are some of the key questions addressed in this innovative new guide from Continuum. The Continuum Handbook of Christian Spirituality is written by foremost academics in their fields who distill their knowledge for a wide intelligent audience. They do this with huge skill and attention to the needs of modern readers. Appealing equally to those ...

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Overview

What is Christian Spirituality? How does it relate to non-Christian traditions? Where does it arise from and where is it going?

These are some of the key questions addressed in this innovative new guide from Continuum. The Continuum Handbook of Christian Spirituality is written by foremost academics in their fields who distill their knowledge for a wide intelligent audience. They do this with huge skill and attention to the needs of modern readers. Appealing equally to those studying the tradition for interest or religious formation or those wishing to acquaint themselves with this fascinating subject, this guide is destined to become an essential text in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441184849
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 1,520,224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Dr Peter Tyler is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of Pastoral Theology at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK. Previous publications include St John of the Cross - Outstanding Christian Thinker Continuum 2010, Sources of Transformation: Revitalising Christian Spirituality edited with Edward Howells Continuum 2010 and The Return to the Mystical: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Teresa of Avila and the Christian Mystical Tradition Continuum 2011.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Christian Spirituality - Peter Tyler \ PART ONE: The Building Blocks \ Biblical Spirituality Origins and Scope - Gerald O'Collins sj
Gregorian University, Rome, Italy \ The Mystical - pure Dionysianism and Affective Dionysianism. The tradition - Bernard McGinn Chicago, US \ Desert Spirituality. The Evagrian/Cassian tradition. - Benedicta Ward Oxford University, UK \ The Experiential/Charismatic - Mark Cartledge \ PART TWO: Schools of Spirituality \ Augustinian Approaches - Thomas Martin OSA Villanova, USA \ Speculative Spirituality. The Scholastics. St Thomas.
Richard Woods op Oxford, UK and Chicago, USA \ Poverty and Spirituality. St Francis - Alban McCoy Cambridge, UK \ The Reformers. Luther + - Rowan Williams Oxford, UK and Cambridge, UK \ Monastic Spirituality - Abbot Christopher Jamieson \ Orthodox Spirituality - Robin Gibbons St Mary's University, Strawberry Hill, UK \ PART THREE: Spirituality in Action \ Spirituality in Action. The Role of Ignatius - Philip Endean sj Campion Hall, Oxford, UK \ Politics and Spirituality relation to social ethics - Michael Kirwan sj Heythrop College, London, UK \ In Dialogue with other Faiths - Bede, Griffiths, Thomas Merton - Michael Barnes sj Heythrop, UK \ Spiritual Direction and Guidance - Peter Tyler and Michael Hayes Strawberry Hill, UK \ Liturgical Spirituality - Robin Gibbons Strawberry Hill, UK \ PART FOUR: Contemporary Issues in Spirituality \ Gender: Masculine and Feminine. Beguines, Julian of Norwich - Bernadette Flanigan UCD, Ireland \ Art and Spirituality - Charles Pickstock \ Indigenous Spirituality Celtic, Native American - Tom O'Loughlin University of Nottingham, UK \ Spirituality and Creation and Ecospirituality - Mary Grey Strawberry Hill, UK \ Bibliography Extensive \ Further Reading \ Glossary \ Indexes

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