A Brief History of Spirituality / Edition 1

A Brief History of Spirituality / Edition 1

by Philip Sheldrake
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405117710

ISBN-13: 9781405117715

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

A Brief History of Spirituality tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament 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
  • Draws out the distinctive themes of Christian spirituality, exploring the

Overview

A Brief History of Spirituality tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament 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
  • Draws out the distinctive themes of Christian spirituality, exploring the historical and cultural events and experiences that changed people’s attitudes and practices
  • Coverage extends right up to the modern day, exploring the huge changes in spirituality in recent years and the way it is nowadays often contrasted with ‘religion’
  • Written by a leading commentator on spirituality, and published in the popular Brief Histories of Religion series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405117715
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Introduction: What is Spirituality?     1
Contemporary Meaning     1
Spirituality and History     4
Interpretation     6
Periods and Traditions     10
Foundations: Scriptures and Early Church     12
Christian Spirituality and the Scriptures     12
Scriptural Markers     14
Spirituality in the New Testament     17
Spirituality and the Early Church     21
Liturgy     22
Spirituality and Martyrdom     24
Spirituality and Doctrine     25
Origen     27
Evagrius     28
The Cappadocians     28
Augustine     30
Pseudo-Dionysius     31
Christian Spirituality as Transformation and Mission     32
Theories of Spiritual Transformation     35
Conclusion     38
The Monastic Paradigm: 300-1150     40
The Emergence of Monasticism     41
Widows and Virgins     42
Syrian Ascetics     43
Egyptian Monasticism     44
Wisdom of the Desert     45
Monastic Rules     49
Benedictine Expansion     53
The New Hermits     55
The Cistercians     57
The Spiritual Values of Monasticism     60
Spirituality and the Conversion of Europe     62
Local Spiritualities: Ireland     63
Spirituality in the East     67
Syriac Spirituality     70
Conclusion     72
Spirituality in the City: 1150-1450     73
The Gregorian Reform     73
The Vita Evangelica     74
Twelfth-Century Renaissance     76
The Rebirth of Cities     77
Cathedrals and Urban Vision     78
The City as Sacred     80
Universities as Sacred Space     81
Vita Evangelica and Urban Sensibilities     82
The Mendicant Movement     83
Dominic, Francis, Clare, and Bonaventure     85
The Beguines     90
Fourteenth-Century Mysticism     93
Devotional Spirituality     98
Spirituality and Eastern Christianity     99
The Renaissance     102
Conclusion     104
Spiritualities in the Age of Reformations: 1450-1700     106
Seeds of Reform: The Devotio Moderna and Christian Humanism     107
The Crisis of Medieval Spirituality     109
Spirituality and the Lutheran Reformation     110
John Calvin and Reformed Spirituality     112
Anabaptist Spirituality     115
Anglican Spirituality     116
Puritan Spirituality     119
Early Quakers     121
The Catholic Reformation     122
The New Orders     122
Ignatius Loyola and Early Ignatian Spirituality     123
Carmelite Mysticism     128
Lay Devotion     131
Seventeenth-Century French Spirituality     133
Conclusion     138
Spirituality in an Age of Reason: 1700-1900     139
Spirituality in the Roman Catholic Tradition     141
Pietism     143
Wesleyan Spirituality     145
American Puritanism and the Great Awakening     148
Shaker Spirituality     150
Orthodox Spirituality     153
Post-Revolutionary Catholicism     156
The English Evangelicals     159
The Oxford Movement     163
John Henry Newman     165
A Distinctive "American Spirituality"     166
Conclusion     170
Modernity to Postmodernity: 1900-2000      172
The Impact on Spirituality     173
Evelyn Underhill     175
Dietrich Bonhoeffer     178
Simone Weil     180
Dorothy Day     183
Thomas Merton     184
Spiritualities of Liberation     187
Gustavo Gutierrez     188
Feminist Spirituality     190
Spiritualities of Reconciliation     193
Ecumenical Spirituality: The Example of Taize     195
Spirituality and Inter-Religious Dialogue: Bede Griffiths     197
Making Spirituality Democratic: The Retreat Movement     200
Making Spirituality Democratic: The Charismatic Movement     202
Conclusion     204
Epilogue     205
Notes     210
Select Bibliography     230
Index     241

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