Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church

Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church

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This volume offers a comprehensive intellectual and experiential introduction to Christian spirituality. It embraces spiritual traditions from the Patristic period to the present day. Part I, qThe Roots of Contemporary Western Spirituality, q covers spiritual types that have been fundamental in shaping spiritual practice. Part II, qDistinctive Spiritual Traditions, q offers major introductory essays on spiritual traditions formed by such notable figures as Luther, Wesley, Ignatius, and John of the Cross, as well as ecclesiastical traditions such as Anglicanism. Part III, qThe Feminine Dimension in Christian Spirituality, q is devoted to Marian Spirituality, holy women, and feminism. Each of the fourteen chapters is followed by a practicum which enables readers to assimilate the practice prescribed into their own devotional life .Option One Study each of the following passages, line by line: Genesis 1a€”2:4a; Proverbs 8:22-31;John ... a list of the attributes and creative functions of the agent of creation in each of the three passages and then compare and contrast them.

Title:Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church
Author:Robin Maas, Gabriel Odonnell
Publisher:Abingdon Press - 1990-05-01


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