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Christian spirituality : an introduction

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to Christian spirituality. This text includes an analysis of the relationship between theology and spirituality, focusing on five major themes and offers coverage of the Christian  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 0631212809 9780631212805 0631212817 9780631212812
OCLC Number: 246409382
Description: XI, 204
Contents: Acknowledgements. How to Use this Book. Part I: Introduction: 1. Defining 'Spirituality'. 2. Defining 'Christian Spirituality'. 3. Clarifying Terms: Mysticism and Spirituality. Part II: Types of Christian Spirituality: 4. Spirituality, Theology and Personality. 5. Denominational Considerations. 6. Attitudes to the World, Culture and History. Part III: Theological Foundations for Spirituality: Basic Issues: 7. The Nature of Theology. 8. The Relation of Theology and Spirituality. Part IV: Theological Foundations for Spirituality: Case Studies: 9. Creation. Human Nature and Destiny. 10. The Trinity. Incarnation. 11. Redemption. 12. Resurrection. 13. Consummation. 14. For Further Reading. Part V: Biblical Images and Christian Spirituality: 15. The Bible as a Resource for Spirituality. 16. Biblical Images and Spirituality. Part VI: Faces, Places and Spaces: Visualization and Spatialization in Christian Spirituality: 17. The Visualization of the Divine. 18. Telling the Story: Faith and Life. 19. The Rhythm of Faith: Structuring Time. 20. Spiritual Geography: Structuring Space. Part VII: Christian Spirituality: Engaging the Tradition: 21. Conclusion: Where Next? 22. Christian Spirituality: Internet Resources. Glossary of Terms. Sources of Citations. For Further Reading. Index.
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"This book ably and accurately provides information that will help those unfamiliar with the Christian tradition to engage with classical texts on spirituality." Amy M. Hollywood, Professor of Read more...

 
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