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Soul Friend
     

Soul Friend

by George Carey, Kenneth Leech
 

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ISBN-10: 081921888X

ISBN-13: 9780819218889

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated

In 1977, Kenneth Leech wrote the book Soul Friend, which quickly became one of the classic contemporary explorations of the Christian practice of spiritual direction. Out of print for many years, a revised edition of this book, mildly updated to include changes in the spiritual climate since 1977, is now available.

Leech's scholarly, yet accessible, exploration

Overview

In 1977, Kenneth Leech wrote the book Soul Friend, which quickly became one of the classic contemporary explorations of the Christian practice of spiritual direction. Out of print for many years, a revised edition of this book, mildly updated to include changes in the spiritual climate since 1977, is now available.

Leech's scholarly, yet accessible, exploration examines the climate in which spiritual direction takes place today-the influence of the drug culture of the 1960's, Eastern influences on prayer and spiritual practice, the Pentecostal movement, and others. He then provides background on the history of spiritual direction, both Protestant and Catholic, from the earliest Church through the twentieth century. Leech also explores other questions of interest to directors and those seeking out direction: the relationship between counseling and direction; the practice of prayer in Christian spiritual tradition; and the prophetic role of the spiritual director, not just for the individual but for the larger society. An excellent course book, and a fascinating book for those contemplating direction, Soul Friend will continue to be a classic for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819218889
Publisher:
Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
REVISED Large Print
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
792,975
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury          

Notes to the revised edition          

Introduction to the revised edition          

1 Spirituality and the present climate          

2 Spiritual direction in the Christian tradition          

3 Direction, counselling and therapy          

4 Prayer and the Christian spiritual tradition          

5 The practice of the life of prayer          

6 Towards a prophetic understanding of spiritual direction          

Appendix Spiritual direction and the sacrament of reconciliation          

Notes          

Bibliography          

Short Index          


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