An introduction to the world of Christian spirituality from the earliest days of Christianity. The authors studied are grouped according to theological or spiritual affinity, or on a geographical or chronological basis. Extensive bibliographies are provided.
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Cheslyn Jones is at Pusey House, Oxford. Geoffrey Wainwright is at Duke University.Review:
"Excellent!"--Amos Yong, Portland State University
"The only adequate, affordable, and succinct one-volume introduction to the history of Christian spirituality."--Critical Review
"This book is a major contribution to our understanding and appreciation of spirituality. Its great value is in bringing so much material together in one volume and thereby making it accessible not only to libraries but to individuals."-- Lutheran Quarterly
"For anyone coming fresh to the subject of spirituality, this book is a useful guide, and to those already familiar with the theme it offers valuable information on bibliographies. The Study of Spirituality is an asset for anyone interested in the fertile ground of this spiritual
heritage."--The Journal of Religion
"Excellent summary and analysis of both movements in the history of spirituality and thoughts of individual writers. There is no other book which so aptly and adequately deals with the broad scope of the subject matter. Excellent guide for both teacher and students."--Rosemary Rader, St. Johns
"A remarkable volume, unique in its combination of source material, commentary, research apparatus....Both comprehensive and readable."--George P. Alcser, Marygrove College
"A comprehensive and factual (as opposed to pious) overview of spirituality....Much needed as a basic reference text for graduate students....Fine choice of contributors--the peritii in their area."--Michael W. Cooper, SJ, STD, Loyola University of Chicago
"An extraordinarily comprehensive volume..."--Rev. James L. Heft, SM, University of Dayton
"In addition to the superbly edited selections, I find the critical apparatus and the selected bibliographies excellent guides to a fascinating study."--J. Rodney Fulcher, High Point College
"Clearly the best one-volume history of Christian spirituality on the market today. Its wide range of first-rate authorities, its rich bibliographies, and its direct, clear approach to outlining its subjects make it thoroughly reliable as a reference tool, and extremely useful as an
introduction to the spiritual doctrines and practices of any given period. Its quality is even higher than the same editors' previous volume, The Study of Liturgy."--Brian E. Daley, SJ, Weston School of Theology
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Book Description SPCK Publishing, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0281041504