Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality
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"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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 584
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 1444337653
ISBN-13: 9781444337655

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The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality is acomprehensive single-volume introduction to Christian spirituality,and represents the most significant recent developments in thefield.
  • Offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical, andrepresentative overview of the most significant recent developmentsin the field
  • Comprises essays combining rigorous academic scholarship withaccessible and elegant writing
  • Reflects an understanding of the field as the study of thelived experience of Christian faith and discipleship
  • Provides material on biblical, historical, and theologicalfoundations, along with treatment of contemporary issues

Author Bio

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.

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“Represents a full survey of the latest research in the fieldand will form an essential component of academic libraries withtheological collections and make a valuable contribution to publiclibraries with specialist collections in the humanities.”(Reference Reviews)

"This is a rich and comprehensive resource not only fortheologians but also for ordinands, parish priests and teachers."(New Directions)

‘It amounts to the single most thorough treatment of thefield to date … lending the book considerable interest anddepth’ (The Way)

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