God Seekers: Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities  -     Edited By: Richard H. Schmidt
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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Hardcover

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Foreword by Phyllis Tickle

A fresh, readable introduction to Christian spirituality, God Seekers brings to life thirty-three spiritual masters from throughout Christian history. Through capsule biographies, selected quotations, and questions for reflection, Richard Schmidt presents and explores diverse ways of relating to God. Each chapter personalizes a major stream or movement of Christian spirituality by focusing on a key figure.

"While God Seekers may be read with delight or for information . . . it is impossible to engage it for long without being seized as well by the grandeur of the panorama it lays out before us. Here, in living people, in living saints, is the history of the church, the body of Christ as we and our kind have shaped it and are shaping it." -Phyllis Tickle, from the foreword

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 080282840X
ISBN-13: 9780802828408
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Publisher's Description

Foreword by Phyllis Tickle

A fresh, readable introduction to Christian spirituality, God Seekers brings to life thirty-three spiritual masters from throughout Christian history. Through capsule biographies, selected quotations, and questions for reflection, Richard Schmidt presents and explores diverse ways of relating to God. Each chapter personalizes a major stream or movement of Christian spirituality by focusing on a particular key figure.

"While God Seekers may be read with delight or for information . . . it is impossible to engage it for long without being seized as well by the grandeur of the panorama it lays out before us. Here, in living people, in living saints, is the history of the church, the body of Christ as we and our kind have shaped it and are shaping it."
-- Phyllis Tickle (from the foreword)

Author Bio

Richard H. Schmidt is editor and director of Forward Movement Publications. He has also served as an Episcopal parish priest in West Virginia, Missouri, and Alabama and as managing editor of the magazine "The Episcopalian."

Endorsements

“Richard Schmidt has done it again! For those seeking entry into the Christian tradition and those wanting sources for meditation, there is no better introduction to Christian spirituality than God Seekers. The breadth of voices and the balance between introduction and short selections ‘in their own words’ are just right.” -Timothy F. Sedgwick, Virginia Theological Seminary

Editorial Reviews

Timothy F. Sedgwick
— Virginia Theological Seminary
"Richard Schmidt has done it again! For those seeking entry into the Christian tradition and those wanting sources for meditation, there is no better introduction to Christian spirituality than God Seekers. The breadth of voices and the balance between introduction and short selections ’in their own words' are just right."

Catholic News Service
"Schmidt truly provides the reader with an inspiring kaleidoscope of eclectic spiritual insights."
 
Spirit & Life
"In our rapidly shrinking world, it becomes urgent that we embrace differences in cult and creed. Schmidt’s book is a step in that direction."
 

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