"This book contains 30 essays, all specially commissioned. It amounts to the single most thorough treatment of the field to date. It 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,"---The Way. 584 pages, softcover.
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.
- Offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical, and representative overview of the most significant recent developments in the field
- Comprises essays combining rigorous academic scholarship with accessible and elegant writing
- Reflects an understanding of the field as the study of the lived experience of Christian faith and discipleship
- Provides material on biblical, historical, and theological foundations, along with treatment of contemporary issues
Arthur Holder is Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Christian Spirituality at Graduate Theological Union. A priest of the Episcopal Church, he is the co-translator of Bede: A Biblical Miscellany (1999) and the translator of Bede: On the Tabernacle (1994). He is currently Co-chair of the Christian Spirituality Group of the American Academy of Religion, and serves on the Governing Board of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and the Editorial Board of the Society’s journal Spiritus.
“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 is a rich and comprehensive resource not only for theologians but also for ordinands, parish priests and teachers." (New Directions)
‘It amounts to the single most thorough treatment of the field to date … lending the book considerable interest and depth’ (The Way)
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