Great Spirits 1000-2000: The Fifty-Two Christians Who Most Influenced Their Millennium

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A Thousand Years of Wisdom

Today's best thinkers write about history's best thinkers in this rich and incisive volume. From Anselm of Canterbury to Pope John Paul II, the most influential Christian mystics, reformers, theologians, and church leaders are profiled by contemporary superstars. As important as the people featured are the stellar scholars who bring us this fresh new perspective on our heritage.

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Overview

A Thousand Years of Wisdom

Today's best thinkers write about history's best thinkers in this rich and incisive volume. From Anselm of Canterbury to Pope John Paul II, the most influential Christian mystics, reformers, theologians, and church leaders are profiled by contemporary superstars. As important as the people featured are the stellar scholars who bring us this fresh new perspective on our heritage.

Originating in London's The Tablet, the essays--

  • provide the basics about each person's life, development, era, and ideas, as well as their lasting importance for Christian culture.
  • are beautifully and concisely written for a general audience.
  • include entries about Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christians.
  • elevate a familiar idea with such outstanding contributors as Robert Ellsberg, Lawrence Cunningham, Eamon Duffy, Rowan Williams, and many, many more.

About the Author:
John Wilkins has been editor of The Tablet, an international Catholic magazine, since 1982. In 1996 he won the John Harriott Memorial Prize for contributions to religious communication. He has been a writer and presenter for the BBC World Service as well as a visiting scholar at Clare College, Cambridge.

Selina O'Grady is a freelance writer from Great Britain, where she has also worked as a television and radio producer. She presently lives in California and has recently completed an anthology volume on experiences of faith.

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This is another of the many current titles that seem to answer a need for spiritual heroes great men, great women, great saints. This volume collects articles on 52 Christians who have exerted a strong influence on the last 1000 years, by as many authors. There are no real surprises among those chosen, with the possible exceptions of Bridget of Sweden and the Swami Abhishiktananda, Henri Le Saux, and the articles are on the whole capably written. This pleasing book has, ultimately, a British genesis: both of its principal editors are English in origin, though O'Grady now lives in California. Many potential readers will be attracted by Rita Corbin's strong and striking woodcuts. For most collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809105465
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Foreword xi
Anselm (c. 1033-1109) 1
Theodosius of the Caves (c. 1010-1074) 5
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) 9
Bernard of Clairvaux (c. 1090-1153) 13
Peter Abelard (1079-1142) 17
Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226) 21
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) 25
Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1328) 29
Dominic (c. 1170-1221) 33
Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) 37
Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) 41
Gregory Palamas (c. 1296-1359) 45
Sergius of Radonezh (c. 1314-1392) 49
Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c. 1420) 53
Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) 57
Thomas a Kempis (c. 1380-1471) 61
Fra Angelico (c. 1400-1455) 65
Martin Luther (1483-1546) 69
Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1467-1536) 73
John Calvin (1509-1564) 77
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) 81
Thomas More (1477-1535) 85
Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) 89
John of the Cross (1542-1591) 93
Mary Ward (1585-1645) 97
George Herbert (1593-1633) 101
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) 105
John Bunyan (1628-1688) 109
George Fox (1624-1691) 113
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 117
John Wesley (1703-1791) 121
William Blake (1757-1827) 126
Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833) 131
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) 135
Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) 139
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) 143
William (1829-1912) and Catherine (1829-1890) 147
John Henry Newman (1801-1890) 151
Karl Barth (1886-1968) 155
Pope John XXIII (1881-1963) 159
Swami Abhishiktananda (1910-1973) 163
Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) 167
Edith Stein (1891-1942) 171
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) 175
Simone Weil (1909-1943) 179
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) 183
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997) 187
Oscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980) 191
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) 195
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) 199
Pope John Paul II (1920-) 203
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