Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality
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Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
"The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality" is a comprehensive single-volume introduction to Christian spirituality, and represents the most significant recent developments in the field. It offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical, and representative overview of the most significant recent developments in the field. It comprises essays combining rigorous academic scholarship with accessible and elegant writing. It reflects an understanding of the field as the study of the lived experience of Christian faith and discipleship. It provides material on biblical, historical, and theological foundations, along with treatment of contemporary issues.
"Represents a full survey of the latest research in the field and will form an essential component of academic libraries with theological collections and make a valuable contribution to public libraries with specialist collections in the humanities." Reference Reviews "This book contains thirty essays covering 550 pages, all specially commissioned. It amounts to the single most thorough treatment of the field to date ... lending the book considerable interest and depth [and] shows that the study of Christian spirituality has started to display the characteristics of a mature academic field: teaching, research, and an identifiable community of scholars and scholarship ... Be reassured that things are looking up: scholars are less often approaching spirituality reductively, and good work is being done." The Way "For those who want to respond to the 'spiritual search of our times' and wonder what Christianity can contribute at this moment in our history, I strongly recommend the book - it will not disappoint." Journal of Contemporary Religion "This is a rich and comprehensive resource not only for theologians but also for ordinands, parish priests and teachers." New Directions "An interesting idea." LOGOS "It is an excellent resource for scholars and graduate students." Brigid O'Shea Merriman, O.S.F., Lourdes College "A state-of-the-art treatment of the very wide field of christian spirituality...A rich feast." Network Review Network