The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 568
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.88 X 7.10 X 1.48 (inches)
ISBN: 1405102470
ISBN-13: 9781405102476

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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 book contains thirty essays covering 550 pages, allspecially commissioned. It amounts to the single most thoroughtreatment of the field to date … lending the bookconsiderable interest and depth [and] shows that the study ofChristian spirituality has started to display the characteristicsof a mature academic field: teaching, research, and an identifiablecommunity of scholars and scholarship … Be reassured thatthings are looking up: scholars are less often approachingspirituality reductively, and good work is being done.”The Way

"For those who want to respond to the ‘spiritual search ofour times’ and wonder what Christianity can contribute atthis moment in our history, I strongly recommend the book - it willnot disappoint." Journal of Contemporary Religion

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

“An interesting idea.” LOGOS

“It is an excellent resource for scholars and graduatestudents.” Brigid O’Shea Merriman, O.S.F., LourdesCollege "A state-of-the-art treatment of the very wide field ofchristian spirituality…A rich feast." NetworkReview

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