Christian Spirituality (Volume I)

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Christian Spirituality (Volume I)

Origins to the Twelfth Century

Essays in this volume discuss the early history of the church, gnostic spirituality, monasticism, the great fathers, soteriology, the Trinity, anthropology, grace, Christian art, the sacraments, prayer, and spiritual guidance.

A multivolume series with more than 500 contributing scholars worldwide, presenting the spiritual wisdom of the human race in its historical unfolding, from prehistoric times, through the major religions, to the meeting of traditions at the present.

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“In less than 500 breathless pages an international array of scholars sketch significant aspects of Christian spirituality from the birth of Jesus to the 12th century in both the Eastern and Western churches.”
Library Journal

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“An excellent compilation of the major movements and ideas of Christian spirituality for the period covered . . . a comprehensive beginning place for any person interested in unfolding the mysteries of Christian spirituality."
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“Important both for its ecumenical authorship and content and for its serious attention to methodology. One will recognize the names of Zizioulas, Grant, Leclercq . . . Peter Brown, and others as high-level scholars. The topics also show ecumenical breadth in the traditions they touch.”
Journal of Ecumenical Studies

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“Every essay is well focused, appropriately nuanced, and a treasure of insights . . . This is an essential work that will become a standard reference.”
Horizons

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"A major achievement . . . There is so much to prize in this collection: wherever one starts, it takes no time at all to crank up admiration and gratitude."
Journal of Religion

“In less than 500 breathless pages an international array of scholars sketch significant aspects of Christian spirituality from the birth of Jesus to the 12th century in both the Eastern and Western churches.”
Library Journal

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“An excellent compilation of the major movements and ideas of Christian spirituality for the period covered . . . a comprehensive beginning place for any person interested in unfolding the mysteries of Christian spirituality."
Choice

,

“Important both for its ecumenical authorship and content and for its serious attention to methodology. One will recognize the names of Zizioulas, Grant, Leclercq . . . Peter Brown, and others as high-level scholars. The topics also show ecumenical breadth in the traditions they touch.”
Journal of Ecumenical Studies

,

“Every essay is well focused, appropriately nuanced, and a treasure of insights . . . This is an essential work that will become a standard reference.”
Horizons

,

"A major achievement . . . There is so much to prize in this collection: wherever one starts, it takes no time at all to crank up admiration and gratitude."
Journal of Religion


9780824508470
Paperback / 528 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/4
HERDER & HERDER, 1987