Road Well Travelled: Exploring Traditional Christian Spirituality

Overview

Patterns of discipleship, worship and prayer that have been hallowed by centuries of use in many branches of the Christian church are explored here afresh in the belief that they offer new significance in the rush and pressure of our modern lifestyles. The author, David Winter takes us on a tour of: "Ways of Reading the Bible" (Lectio Divina), "Food for the Journey" (the Eucharist), "The Sacrament of the Word" (attending to the preacher), "Aids to Devotion" (icons, candles, incense), "The Double Cure" (confession...
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Overview

Patterns of discipleship, worship and prayer that have been hallowed by centuries of use in many branches of the Christian church are explored here afresh in the belief that they offer new significance in the rush and pressure of our modern lifestyles. The author, David Winter takes us on a tour of: "Ways of Reading the Bible" (Lectio Divina), "Food for the Journey" (the Eucharist), "The Sacrament of the Word" (attending to the preacher), "Aids to Devotion" (icons, candles, incense), "The Double Cure" (confession and absolution), "The Cloud of Witnesses" (learning from the saints), "Self-Denial" (fasting, personal discipline), "The Sign of Christ" (making the sign of the cross), "The Christian Seasons" (using the Church calendar), "The Daily 'Office'" (giving shape to our quiet times), "Anointing with Oil" (the sign of the Spirit), "Praying with the Whole Church" (the Communion of Saints).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853119644
  • Publisher: Canterbury Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ways of Reading the Bible: Lectio divina 1

2 Praying with the Whole Church: The communion of saints 7

3 Food for the Journey: The Eucharist 12

4 The Double Cure: Confession and absolution 19

5 The Cloud of Witnesses: Learning from the saints 23

6 The Lord's Servant: Honouring Mary 27

7 Self-Denial: Fasting and personal discipline 32

8 The Sign of Christ: Making the sign of the cross 37

9 Aids to Devotion: Icons, candles and the rest 41

10 The Christian Seasons: Using the Church Calendar 49

11 The Daily Office: Giving shape to our quiet times 55

12 Inward Religion: The conversion of heart and will 59

13 The Sacrament of the Word: Attending to the Preacher 64

14 The Path of Tears: The Stations of the Cross 70

15 Anointing with Oil: The sign of the Spirit 74

16 Withdraw to Advance: Going on retreat 79

17 Travelling with Purpose: Going on pilgrimage 84

18 Rule of Life: Daily discipline 90

19 Spiritual Direction: The 'helper alongside' 95

20 The Sacred Signs: The 'lesser' sacraments 100

21 Ignatian Spirituality: The consecrated life 106

22 The Road Well Travelled: A new way of following old paths 112

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