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Spirituality - A Brief History

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Informationen zum Autor Philip Sheldrake is Senior Research Fellow at the Cambridge Theological Federation, UK, regularly a visiting professor in the United States of America, and a former president of the international Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He is the author of numerous books including Explorations in Spirituality: History, Theology & Social Practice (2010), Spaces for the Sacred: Place, Memory & Identity (2001), and Living between Worlds: Place and Journey in Celtic Christianity (1997). Klappentext Engagingly written by one of the world's leading scholars in this field, this comprehensively revised edition tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament right up to the present day.* Charts the main figures, ideas, images and historical periods, showing how and why spirituality has changed and developed over the centuries* Includes new chapters on the nature and meaning of spirituality, and on spirituality in the 21st century; and an account of the development and main features of devotional spirituality* Provides new coverage of Christian spirituality's relationship to other faiths throughout history, and their influence and impact on Christian beliefs and practices* Features expanded sections on mysticism, its relationship to spirituality, the key mystical figures, and the development of ideas of 'the mystical'* Explores the interplay between culture, geography, and spirituality, taking a global perspective by tracing spiritual developments across continents Zusammenfassung Engagingly written by one of the world s leading scholars in this field, this comprehensively revised edition tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament right up to the present day. Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface xi1 What is Spirituality? 1Origins of the Word "Spirituality" 2Contemporary Meaning 3What is Christian Spirituality? 6Spirituality and Mysticism 7The Study of Spirituality 9Spirituality and History 11Interpretation 12Types of Spirituality 15Periods and Traditions 17Conclusion: Criteria of Judgment 182 Foundations: Scriptures and Early Church 23Christian Spirituality and the Scriptures 24Scriptural Markers 25Spirituality in the New Testament 27Spirituality and the Early Church 30Liturgy 31Spirituality and Martyrdom 32Shrines, Devotion, and Pilgrimage 33Spirituality and Doctrine 34Origen 35Evagrius 36The Cappadocians 36Augustine 37Pseudo-Dionysius 38Christian Spirituality as Transformation and Mission 39Theories of Spiritual Transformation 41Conclusion 433 Monastic Spiritualities: 300-1150 47The Emergence of Monasticism 50Widows and Virgins 50Syrian Ascetics 51Egyptian Monasticism 52Wisdom of the Desert 53Monastic Rules 56Benedictine Expansion 59The New Hermits 61The Cistercians 63The Spiritual Values of Monasticism 65Spirituality and the Conversion of Europe 67Local Spiritualities: Ireland 68Spirituality in the East 70Syriac Spirituality 73Conclusion 744 Spirituality in the City: 1150-1450 79The Gregorian Reform 80Apocalyptic Movements 81The Vita Evangelica 82Twelfth-Century Renaissance 83The Rebirth of Cities 84Cathedrals and Urban Vision 85The City as Sacred 86Universities as Sacred Space 87Vita Evangelica and Urban Sensibilities 88The Mendicant Movement 89Dominic, Francis, Clare, and Bonaventure 90The Beguines 94Fourteenth-Century Mysticism 96Julian of Norwich 98Crossing Spiritual Boundaries: The Influence of Islam 100Devotional Spirituality 101Spirituality and Eastern Christianity 102The Renaissance 104Conclusion 1065 Spiritualities in the Age of Reformations: 1450-1700 110Seeds of Reform: The Devotio Modernaand Christian Humanism 113The Crisis of Medieval Spirituality 114Spirituality and the Lutheran Reformation 115John Calvin and Reform...

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Preface xi
1 What is Spirituality? 1
Origins of the Word "Spirituality" 2
Contemporary Meaning 3
What is Christian Spirituality? 6
Spirituality and Mysticism 7
The Study of Spirituality 9
Spirituality and History 11
Interpretation 12
Types of Spirituality 15
Periods and Traditions 17
Conclusion: Criteria of Judgment 18
2 Foundations: Scriptures and Early Church 23
Christian Spirituality and the Scriptures 24
Scriptural Markers 25
Spirituality in the New Testament 27
Spirituality and the Early Church 30
Liturgy 31
Spirituality and Martyrdom 32
Shrines, Devotion, and Pilgrimage 33
Spirituality and Doctrine 34
Origen 35
Evagrius 36
The Cappadocians 36
Augustine 37
Pseudo-Dionysius 38
Christian Spirituality as Transformation and Mission 39
Theories of Spiritual Transformation 41
Conclusion 43
3 Monastic Spiritualities: 300-1150 47
The Emergence of Monasticism 50
Widows and Virgins 50
Syrian Ascetics 51
Egyptian Monasticism 52
Wisdom of the Desert 53
Monastic Rules 56
Benedictine Expansion 59
The New Hermits 61
The Cistercians 63
The Spiritual Values of Monasticism 65
Spirituality and the Conversion of Europe 67
Local Spiritualities: Ireland 68
Spirituality in the East 70
Syriac Spirituality 73
Conclusion 74
4 Spirituality in the City: 1150-1450 79
The Gregorian Reform 80
Apocalyptic Movements 81
The Vita Evangelica 82
Twelfth-Century Renaissance 83
The Rebirth of Cities 84
Cathedrals and Urban Vision 85
The City as Sacred 86
Universities as Sacred Space 87
Vita Evangelica and Urban Sensibilities 88
The Mendicant Movement 89
Dominic, Francis, Clare, and Bonaventure 90
The Beguines 94
Fourteenth-Century Mysticism 96
Julian of Norwich 98
Crossing Spiritual Boundaries: The Influence of Islam 100
Devotional Spirituality 101
Spirituality and Eastern Christianity 102
The Renaissance 104
Conclusion 106
5 Spiritualities in the Age of Reformations: 1450-1700 110
Seeds of Reform: The Devotio Moderna
and Christian Humanism 113
The Crisis of Medieval Spirituality 114
Spirituality and the Lutheran Reformation 115
John Calvin and Reformed Spirituality 117

The Radical Reformation: Anabaptist Spirituality 118
Anglican Spirituality 120
George Herbert 121
Puritan Spirituality 124
Early Quakers 125
The Catholic Reformation 126
The New Orders 126
Ignatius Loyola and Early Ignatian Spirituality 126
Spirituality Beyond Europe 131
Carmelite Mysticism 133
Lay Devotion 135
Seventeenth-Century French Spirituality 137
Russian Spirituality 140
Conclusion 141
6 Spirituality in an Age of Reason: 1700-1900 145
Spirituality in the Roman Catholic Tradition 148
Pietism 150
Wesleyan Spirituality 151
American Puritanism and the Great Awakening 153
Shaker Spirituality 154
Orthodox Spirituality 156
Post-Revolutionary Catholicism 159
The English Evangelicals 161
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"This volume would be an excellent text for the upper-level or seminary student. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (Choice, 1 October 2013)
"[Sheldrake's] grasp of the key figures and movements within the western Christian tradition is consistently sure-footed, and the book will be very useful for those seeking an accessible one-volume introduction to the subject by an acknowledged authority ... This is an excellent book and can be safely recommended to students and others alike." Theology (of the previous edition)
"Wonderfully encapsulates the complex manner in which the term spirituality has taken on various meanings within the Christian tradition ... Those who are interested in learning more about the major movements in the Christian tradition are sure to find this book a wonderful introduction into learning more about thinkers who have ardently longed to attain wisdom." The Heythrop Journal (of the previous edition)
"One gets the sense that Sheldrake knows and loves his subject, and more importantly, wants to share his knowledge with others. I strongly recommend this book." Anglican Theological Review (of the previous edition)

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