skip to content
Christian spirituality : the classics Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Christian spirituality : the classics

Author: Arthur G Holder
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Christian Spirituality: The Classics is a unique and comprehensive guide to thirty key Christian spirituality texts. Ranging from Origen and Augustine to Jonathan Edwards, Therese of Lisieux and Thomas Merton, it offers a view of the texts which is founded in scholarship, but which also presents them as living documents that invite- even compel -contemplative reflection and existential response. Each chapter briefly  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christian spirituality.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2009001055
(OCoLC)237881129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur G Holder
ISBN: 9780203874721 0203874722
OCLC Number: 442939368
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 376 pages)
Contents: Origen (c. 185-c. 253), Commentary on the Song of Songs / John J. O'Keefe --
Athanasius (c. 295-373), The life of Antony / Douglas Burton-Christie --
Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-c. 395), The life of Moses / Nonna Verna Harrison --
Augustine (354-430), the Confessions / Jennifer Hockenbery --
(Pseudo) Dionysius the Areopagite (late fifth century), The divine names and Mystical theology / John D. Jones --
Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-c. 547), Rule / Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley --
Gregory the Great (c. 540-604), Book of pastoral rule / Arthur Holder --
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), On loving God / Mark S. Burrows --
Mechthild of Magdeburg (c. 1210-c. 1282), The flowing light of the Godhead / Ulrike Wiethaus --
Bonaventure (c. 1217/21 --
1274), The soul's journey into God / Elizabeth A. Dreyer --
Marguerite Porete (d. 1310), the mirror of simple souls / Maria Lichtmann --
Gregory Palamas (1296-1359), Triads in defense of the holy Hesychasts / John A. McGuckin --
Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c. 1416), Showings / Elisabeth Koenig --
Anonymous (fourteenth century), The cloud of unknowing / Steven Chase --
Catherine of siena (1347-80), Dialogue / Darleen Pryds --
Martin Luther (1483-1546), The freedom of a Christian / Timothy J. Wengert --
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), The spiritual exercises / Elizabeth Liebert --
Teresa of Avila (1515-82), The interior castle / Mary Frohlich --
John of the Cross (1542-91), The dark night / David B. Perrin --
Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Introduction to the devout life / Wendy M. Wright --
George Herbert (1593-1633), The country parson / Philip Sheldrake --
Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717), A short and very easy method of prayer / Bo Karen Lee --
Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), A treatise concerning religious affections / Timothy Hessel-Robinson --
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55), An occasional discourse (purity of heart) / David J. Kangas --
Anonymous (mid-nineteenth century), The way of a pilgrim / Suzette Phillips --
Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-97), Story of a soul / Joann Wolski Conn --
Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), Mysticism / Dana Greene --
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45), Life together / Lisa E. Dahill --
Howard Thurman (1899-1981), Jesus and the disinherited / Luther E. Smith, Jr. --
Thomas Merton (1915-68), New seeds of contemplation / Bruce H. Lescher.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur Holder.

Abstract:

Christian Spirituality: The Classics is a unique and comprehensive guide to thirty key Christian spirituality texts. Ranging from Origen and Augustine to Jonathan Edwards, Therese of Lisieux and Thomas Merton, it offers a view of the texts which is founded in scholarship, but which also presents them as living documents that invite- even compel -contemplative reflection and existential response. Each chapter briefly describes the classic text's author and audience, gives a synopsis of its contents, suggests some of its influence in history, and then explores aspects of the text's meaning for readers today. Key themes include: What is the meaning of life? How can human beings find truth? How can they discover who they really are? How can they live together in peace? How can they live more fully in God's presence in this world and be united with God in the world to come? The scholars who have written these chapters are all experts on their respective topics, but they wear their learning lightly. Anyone wishing to discover the riches of Christian spirituality will find this the ideal introduction and should be able to progress to a deeper understanding of the texts themselves.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'In this lively and engaging volume Arthur Holder has provided the academic and formative communities that critically study and read classical spiritual texts for transformative purposes a book that Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(3)

User lists with this item (7)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/442939368> # Christian spirituality : the classics
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject ;
   library:oclcnum "442939368" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BV4501> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/248/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/859222> ; # Christian literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/888543906#Topic/religion_christian_life_general> ; # RELIGION--Christian Life--General
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1130186> ; # Spirituality
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/92109584> ; # Arthur G. Holder
   schema:datePublished "2009" ;
   schema:description "Christian Spirituality: The Classics is a unique and comprehensive guide to thirty key Christian spirituality texts. Ranging from Origen and Augustine to Jonathan Edwards, Therese of Lisieux and Thomas Merton, it offers a view of the texts which is founded in scholarship, but which also presents them as living documents that invite- even compel -contemplative reflection and existential response. Each chapter briefly describes the classic text's author and audience, gives a synopsis of its contents, suggests some of its influence in history, and then explores aspects of the text's meaning for readers today. Key themes include: What is the meaning of life? How can human beings find truth? How can they discover who they really are? How can they live together in peace? How can they live more fully in God's presence in this world and be united with God in the world to come? The scholars who have written these chapters are all experts on their respective topics, but they wear their learning lightly. Anyone wishing to discover the riches of Christian spirituality will find this the ideal introduction and should be able to progress to a deeper understanding of the texts themselves."@en ;
   schema:description "Origen (c. 185-c. 253), Commentary on the Song of Songs / John J. O'Keefe -- Athanasius (c. 295-373), The life of Antony / Douglas Burton-Christie -- Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-c. 395), The life of Moses / Nonna Verna Harrison -- Augustine (354-430), the Confessions / Jennifer Hockenbery -- (Pseudo) Dionysius the Areopagite (late fifth century), The divine names and Mystical theology / John D. Jones -- Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-c. 547), Rule / Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley -- Gregory the Great (c. 540-604), Book of pastoral rule / Arthur Holder -- Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), On loving God / Mark S. Burrows -- Mechthild of Magdeburg (c. 1210-c. 1282), The flowing light of the Godhead / Ulrike Wiethaus -- Bonaventure (c. 1217/21 -- 1274), The soul's journey into God / Elizabeth A. Dreyer -- Marguerite Porete (d. 1310), the mirror of simple souls / Maria Lichtmann -- Gregory Palamas (1296-1359), Triads in defense of the holy Hesychasts / John A. McGuckin -- Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c. 1416), Showings / Elisabeth Koenig -- Anonymous (fourteenth century), The cloud of unknowing / Steven Chase -- Catherine of siena (1347-80), Dialogue / Darleen Pryds -- Martin Luther (1483-1546), The freedom of a Christian / Timothy J. Wengert -- Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), The spiritual exercises / Elizabeth Liebert -- Teresa of Avila (1515-82), The interior castle / Mary Frohlich -- John of the Cross (1542-91), The dark night / David B. Perrin -- Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Introduction to the devout life / Wendy M. Wright -- George Herbert (1593-1633), The country parson / Philip Sheldrake -- Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717), A short and very easy method of prayer / Bo Karen Lee -- Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), A treatise concerning religious affections / Timothy Hessel-Robinson -- Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55), An occasional discourse (purity of heart) / David J. Kangas -- Anonymous (mid-nineteenth century), The way of a pilgrim / Suzette Phillips -- Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-97), Story of a soul / Joann Wolski Conn -- Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), Mysticism / Dana Greene -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45), Life together / Lisa E. Dahill -- Howard Thurman (1899-1981), Jesus and the disinherited / Luther E. Smith, Jr. -- Thomas Merton (1915-68), New seeds of contemplation / Bruce H. Lescher."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/888543906> ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/237881129> ;
   schema:name "Christian spirituality : the classics"@en ;
   schema:productID "442939368" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/442939368#PublicationEvent/london_new_york_routledge_2009> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/888543906#Agent/routledge> ; # Routledge
   schema:url <http://www.tandfebooks.com/isbn/9780203874721> ;
   schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10320413> ;
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=289656> ;
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=446822> ;
   schema:url <https://login.proxy.bib.uottawa.ca/login?url=http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ottawa/detail.action?docID=446822> ;
   schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=232487> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780203874721> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/442939368> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/888543906#Topic/religion_christian_life_general> # RELIGION--Christian Life--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "RELIGION--Christian Life--General"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1130186> # Spirituality
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Spirituality"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/859222> # Christian literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Christian literature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/92109584> # Arthur G. Holder
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Holder" ;
   schema:givenName "Arthur G." ;
   schema:name "Arthur G. Holder" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780203874721>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0203874722" ;
   schema:isbn "9780203874721" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/237881129>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Christian spirituality." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/442939368> ; # Christian spirituality : the classics
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.