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The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

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This new volume, replacing The Westminster Dictionary of Spirituality by Gordon S. Wakefield (1983), stands as the definitive reference work on all aspects of Christian spirituality. Several years in the making and comprised of more than 400 completely new entries, the Dictionary incorporates the collective expertise of today's foremost scholars in the field of Christian spirituality. Systematically organized and alphabetically arranged for maximum ease of use, the book includes comprehensive bibliographies; a ...
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Overview

This new volume, replacing The Westminster Dictionary of Spirituality by Gordon S. Wakefield (1983), stands as the definitive reference work on all aspects of Christian spirituality. Several years in the making and comprised of more than 400 completely new entries, the Dictionary incorporates the collective expertise of today's foremost scholars in the field of Christian spirituality. Systematically organized and alphabetically arranged for maximum ease of use, the book includes comprehensive bibliographies; a section of short essays on the content, methods, and current debates in the field; and reading lists to encourage additional reading and research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664239954
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2013
  • Pages: 702
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Philip Sheldrake is William Leech Professorial Fellow in Applied Theology at the University of Durham in England. He has also been Honorary Professor at the University of Wales, Lampeter since 1999 and is a regular Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame and Boston College.
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Table of Contents

Christian spirituality : definition, methods and types 1
Contemporary spirituality 7
Interpretation 13
Mysticism 19
Spirituality and culture 26
Spirituality and the dialogue of religions 32
Spirituality and history 38
Spirituality, liturgy and worship 44
Spirituality, psychology and psychotherapy 49
Spirituality and science 55
Spirituality and scripture 62
Spirituality and social sciences 68
Spirituality and theology 74
Antries A-Z 81
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