Christian Spirituality

Lived Experiences in the Life of the Church

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“This well-crafted survey strikes me as a desirable volume to engage readers with the riches of the Christian spiritual tradition. Well written, adorned with user-friendly pedagogical aids, it is ideal for classroom use.”

 

 

Lawrence S. Cunningham
Professor Emerita
University of Notre Dame

“Peter Feldmeier’s Christian Spirituality is a welcome introduction to the study of Christian spirituality and a companion to the reading of primary texts. Resources include bibliography, Web resources, film, images, short excerpts, questions for discussion, and a glossary. Feldmeier combines historical, theological, conceptual, and practical perspectives on the many faces of Christian spirituality in a religiously plural, interfaith context.”

 

Elizabeth Dreyer
Professor Emerita
Fairfield University

“Peter Feldmeier has provided us with a wonderfully readable and clear treatment of the depth and breadth of Christian spiritual traditions. It is informed by the best of recent scholarship.”

Wendy M. Wright
Professor and Kenefick Chair in the Humanities
Creighton University

About This Book

Overview

The term spirituality is often used ambiguously. Bookstores have sections dedicated to “spiritual texts,” which include everything from tips for improving one’s business acumen and marital communication to translations of ancient tantric poetry and primers on the discernment of spirits. Given this diversity, what does spirituality actually mean—especially for the Christian tradition?

In Christian Spirituality: Lived Expressions in the Life of the Church, Peter Feldmeier weaves together historical, theological, and experiential anecdotes and information to produce a portrait of the diverse spiritual traditions that have come to bear on Christianity through the lived witness of Christian believers. With instructive chapter introductions, review and discussion questions at the conclusion of each topic, a robust bibliography, and a straightforward chronological method, Christian Spirituality makes the diverse topic of spirituality at once comprehensive and accessible.

Details

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 1.5 x 9 in
Format

Softcover

ISBN

978-1-59982-635-6

Pages

317

Item # 7070

Customer Reviews

“This well-crafted survey strikes me as a desirable volume to engage readers with the riches of the Christian spiritual tradition. Well written, adorned with user-friendly pedagogical aids, it is ideal for classroom use.”

 

 

Lawrence S. Cunningham
Professor Emerita
University of Notre Dame

“Peter Feldmeier’s Christian Spirituality is a welcome introduction to the study of Christian spirituality and a companion to the reading of primary texts. Resources include bibliography, Web resources, film, images, short excerpts, questions for discussion, and a glossary. Feldmeier combines historical, theological, conceptual, and practical perspectives on the many faces of Christian spirituality in a religiously plural, interfaith context.”

 

Elizabeth Dreyer
Professor Emerita
Fairfield University

“Peter Feldmeier has provided us with a wonderfully readable and clear treatment of the depth and breadth of Christian spiritual traditions. It is informed by the best of recent scholarship.”

Wendy M. Wright
Professor and Kenefick Chair in the Humanities
Creighton University

About the Author

Peter Feldmeier

Peter Feldmeier is the Murray/Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Toledo, where he specializes in Christian spirituality, comparative theology, and Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He was named the 2010 Aquinas Scholars Professor of the Year.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Spirituality?

Chapter 2: Mysticism

Chapter 3: Biblical Spirituality

Chapter 4: The Spirituality of the Church Fathers

Chapter 5: Patristic Paths to Union: Four Figures

Chapter 6: Monastic Spirituality East and West

Chapter 7: Eastern Orthodox Spirituality

Chapter 8: Western Medieval Piety

Chapter 9: Carmelite Spirituality

Chapter 10: Ignatian Spirituality

Chapter 11: Spirituality of the Reformers

Chapter 12: Evangelical Spirituality

Chapter 13: Pentecostal Spirituality

Chapter 14: Liberation Spirituality

Chapter 15: Comparative Spirituality

Chapter 16: Three Modern Witnesses

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