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A history of Christian spirituality : an analytical introduction

Author: Urban T Holmes, III
Publisher: New York : Seabury Press, 1981, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A valuable introduction and handbook to the body of Eastern and Western spriritual writing. This is an informative textbook, but it can also be read by the interested layperson for pure pleasure as well as information. The author conveys the uniquely different qualities of each school of prayer and meditation, and relates them to each other as parts of a common tradition. It is his wish to enrich the prayer and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Urban T Holmes, III
ISBN: 0816401411 9780816401413 0816423431 9780816423439
OCLC Number: 11155218
Description: x, 166 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prayer as a human act --
A phenomenology of prayer --
A psychology of prayer --
An anthropology of prayer --
A sociology of prayer --
The identification of images --
Issues in spiritual reading --
The early church --
The middle ages (500-1500) --
Byzantine spirituality --
The modern period.
Responsibility: Urban T. Holmes, III.
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A valuable introduction and handbook to the body of Eastern and Western spriritual writing. This is an informative textbook, but it can also be read by the interested layperson for pure pleasure as well as information. The author conveys the uniquely different qualities of each school of prayer and meditation, and relates them to each other as parts of a common tradition. It is his wish to enrich the prayer and meditation of his readers as well as to inform them about the past.

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