Thirsty for God: A Brief History of Christian Spirituality

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 226 pages
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This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two-millennium quest for union with God, a "thirst" at the center of Christian life and practice. Holt traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras. Globally framed, the book also highlights the contributions of women and people of color.This new edition not only updates all the chapters and features but also adds more material on the spirituality of Jesus, medieval women mystics, and contemporary spirituality. Short excerpts from primary sources, a glossary, a timeline, a bibliography, and a set of spiritual exercises heighten the book's usefulness for students and lay persons alike.
 

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The author brilliantly wades through 2000 years of church history and boldly presents a breath taking view from all christian traditions. The author really opened my eyes to new realities of my faith and practices and traditions i never knew existed! Read full review

Contents

Spirituality and Christianity
1
Spiritual Formation Being Relating and Doing
22
Jesus Christ and the Bible
32
The Beginnings of a Global Community
47
The European Era
79
Protestant and Catholic Reform
99
The Modern Era
116
The West since 1900
138
The NonWestern World since 1900
181
Where Do We Go from Here?
203
Time Line
209
Glossary
211
Notes
215
Index of Names
224
Index of Subjects
226
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