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The Bloomsbury Guide to Christian Spirituality


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Introduction: What is Christian Spirituality? The Editors Part One: The Building Blocks Chapter One - The Origins of Christian Spirituality in the Temple Tradition. Margaret Barker Chapter Two - The Origins and Scope of Biblical Spirituality. Gerald O'Collins Chapter Three - The Mystical Tradition. Bernard McGinn Chapter Four - The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Benedicta Ward Part Two: Schools of Spirituality Chapter Five - Augustinian Spirituality. Martin Laird Chapter Six - Monastic Spirituality. Laurentia Johns Chapter Seven - Orthodox Spirituality. John Chryssavgis Chapter Eight - Dominican Spirituality. Richard Woods Chapter Nine - Franciscan Spirituality. Michael Guinan Chapter Ten - Carmelite Spirituality. Peter Tyler Chapter Eleven - Reform Spirituality - The Lutheran Tradition. Jonathan Linman Chapter Twelve - Reform Spirituality - Calvin. Judith Rossall Chapter Thirteen - Ignatian Spirituality. Gerard W. Hughes Chapter Fourteen - Anglican Spirituality. Gordon Mursell Chapter Fifteen - The French School. David Thayer Part Three: Spirituality in Action Chapter Sixteen - Spirituality and Politics. Michael Kirwan Chapter Seventeen - Christian Spiritual Direction. Peter Tyler Chapter Eighteen - Charismatic Spirituality Mark Cartledge Part Four: Christian Spirituality in Dialogue with other Faiths Chapter Nineteen - Christian Spirituality and Hinduism. Martin Ganeri Chapter Twenty - Christian Spirituality and Buddhism. Brian Pierce Chapter Twenty One - Christian Spirituality and Judaism. John Pawlikowski Chapter Twenty Two - Christian Spirituality and Islam. Christian Troll Part Five: Christian and Indigenous Spiritualities Chapter Twenty Three - Christian Spirituality in Africa: African Traditional Religion and the Spirituality of the African Initiated Churches. Celia Kourie Chapter Twenty Four - Christian Spirituality in America: Native American Spirituality. Kathy Heskin Chapter Twenty Five - Christian Spirituality in Asia: The Nasranis. Kurian Perumpallikunnel Chapter Twenty Six - Christian Spirituality in Europe: The Celtic Tradition. Thomas O'Loughlin. Chapter Twenty Seven - Christian Spirituality in Oceania: An Australian Perspective. Anthony Kelly Part Six: Contemporary Issues in Spirituality Chapter Twenty Eight - Women and Spirituality. Bernadette Flanagan Chapter Twenty Nine - Men and Spirituality. Richard Rohr Chapter Thirty - Art and Christian Spirituality. Mark Hederman Chapter Thirty One - Christian Spirituality and Creation: Ecospirituality. Mary Grey Chapter Thirty Two - Christian Spirituality and Atheism. Stephen Bullivant Epilogue: Whither Christian Spirituality? Peter Tyler Notes on Contributors Index

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A scholarly yet accessible introduction to Christian Spirituality.

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Dr Peter Tyler is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of Pastoral Theology at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK. Previous publications include St John of the Cross - Outstanding Christian Thinker (Continuum 2010), Sources of Transformation: Revitalising Christian Spirituality (edited with Edward Howells) (Continuum 2010) and The Return to the Mystical: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Teresa of Avila and the Christian Mystical Tradition (Continuum 2011). Richard Woods OP PhD STM is Professor of Theology and held the Lund-Gill Chair for 2010 at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois. Recent books include Meister Eckhart: Master of Mystics (Continuum, 2010), Eckhart's Way (Veritas Publications, 2009 ed.), and Wellness: Life, Health, and Spirituality (Veritas Publications, 2008).


This volume is a mine of information. No library, personal or public, should be without it. I thoroughly recommend it. -- Timothey Stanton * Journal of the Community of the Resurrection *

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