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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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