Spirituality: A Brief History

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Engagingly written by one of the world’s leading scholarsin this field, this comprehensively revised edition tells the storyof Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testamentright up to the present day.

  • Charts the main figures, ideas, images and historical periods,showing how and why spirituality has changed and developed over thecenturies
  • Includes new chapters on the nature and meaning ofspirituality, and on spirituality in the 21st century; and anaccount of the development and main features of devotionalspirituality
  • Provides new coverage of Christian spirituality’srelationship to other faiths throughout history, and theirinfluence and impact on Christian beliefs and practices
  • Features expanded sections on mysticism, its relationship tospirituality, the key mystical figures, and the development ofideas of ‘the mystical’
  • Explores the interplay between culture, geography, andspirituality, taking a global perspective by tracing spiritualdevelopments across continents

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Engagingly written by one of the world’s leading scholars,this comprehensively expanded edition tells the story of Christianspirituality from its origins in the New Testament right up to thepresent day. It charts the main figures, ideas, images andhistorical periods, showing how and why spirituality has changedand developed over the centuries. Sheldrake deftly extracts thedistinctive themes of Christian spirituality, exploring thehistorical and cultural experiences that changed people’sattitudes and practices.

New to the second edition are chapters on the nature and meaningof spirituality, and 21st century features of spirituality acrossthe world; and an account of the development and core features ofdevotional spirituality. Sections on mysticism, its relationship tospirituality, the key mystical figures, and the development ofideas of ‘the mystical’ are all expanded. It alsooffers a fascinating insight into Christian spirituality’srelationship to other faiths throughout history, and theirinfluence and impact on Christian beliefs and practices. The resultis a lively and informative introduction to the varieties ofChristian spirituality across the globe and throughout theages.

About the Author:

Philip Sheldrake is Senior Research Fellow at the Cambridge Theological Federation, UK, regularly a visiting professor in the USA, and a former president of the International Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He is the author of numerous books including Explorations in Spirituality: History, Theology & Social Practice (2010), Spaces for the Sacred: Place, Memory & Identity (2001), and Living between Worlds: Place and Journey in Celtic Christianity (1997).

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