Christian Spirituality: A Historical Sketch / Edition 1

Christian Spirituality: A Historical Sketch / Edition 1

by George Lane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0829420819

ISBN-13: 2900829420813

Pub. Date: 07/22/2005

Publisher: Loyola Press

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

In Christian Spirituality: A Historical Sketch, George Lane looks to the sources of the Christian spiritual tradition in order to establish a firm ground for a vital contemporary spirituality. Quoting the great Jesuit scientist and mystic Teilhard de Chardin, “Everything is the sum of the past; nothing is

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“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

In Christian Spirituality: A Historical Sketch, George Lane looks to the sources of the Christian spiritual tradition in order to establish a firm ground for a vital contemporary spirituality. Quoting the great Jesuit scientist and mystic Teilhard de Chardin, “Everything is the sum of the past; nothing is comprehensible except through its history,” Lane examines the masters of Christian spirituality in their historical context. He shows why the hermits of the East, the monks of the West, Basil, Athanasius, Origen, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Dominic, Francis, Ignatius Loyola, Teilhard, and others were so influential in their time and why they have much to teach us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900829420813
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
07/22/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
96

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction    vii

Protest and Renunciation in the East    1
The Ideal of Contemplation    9
Benedictine Spirituality    17
The Mendicant Transition    25
The Religious Climate of the Later Middle Ages    31
The Nature of Mysticism    37
Ignatian Prayer: Finding God in All Things    43
The Contemplative Climate in Sixteenth-Century Spain    51
Ignatian Prayer, Second Generation    55
Finding God’s Will: Discernment    63
Spirituality for Our Time    71

Notes    81

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