The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality (Google eBook)

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Arthur Holder
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 27, 2011 - Religion - 584 pages
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"The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality" is a comprehensive single-volume introduction to Christian spirituality, and represents the most significant recent developments in the field.Offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical, and representative overview of the most significant recent developments in the field
Comprises essays combining rigorous academic scholarship with accessible and elegant writing
Reflects an understanding of the field as the study of the lived experience of Christian faith and discipleship
Provides material on biblical, historical, and theological foundations, along with treatment of contemporary issues
  

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Contents

What is Christian Spirituality?
6
Approaches to the Study of Christian Spirituality
15
Scripture and Christian Spirituality
35
The New Testament in Christian Spirituality
55
Christian Spirituality in History
71
Christian Spirituality in Byzantium and the East 6001700
90
Christian Spirituality in the Medieval West 6001450
106
European Reformations of Christian Spirituality 14501700
122
PartV Interdisciplinary Dialogue Partners for the Study
287
Personality Sciences
308
Natural Sciences
325
Aesthetics
345
Feminist Studies
363
Ritual Studies
387
Theology of Religions
401
Special Topics in Contemporary Christian Spirituality
417

Christian Spirituality in Africa Asia Latin America and Oceania
156
Theology and Christian Spirituality
175
Christology in Christian Spirituality
190
The Holy Spirit in Christian Spirituality
207
Christian Spirituality and the Theology of the Human Person
223
The Church as Context for Christian Spirituality
239
Sacramentality and Christian Spirituality
254
Christian Spirituality and Theological Ethics
269
Mysticism
442
Interpretation
459
Nature
478
Practice
496
Liberation
515
Interfaith Encounter
532
Index
550
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About the author (2011)

Arthur Holder is Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Christian Spirituality at Graduate Theological Union. A priest of the Episcopal Church, he is the co-translator of Bede: A Biblical Miscellany (1999) and the translator of Bede: On the Tabernacle (1994). He is currently Co-chair of the Christian Spirituality Group of the American Academy of Religion, and serves on the Governing Board of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and the Editorial Board of the Societyís journal Spiritus.

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