9780802828408

God Seekers : Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802828408

  • ISBN10:

    080282840X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-03
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

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Summary

Afresh, readable introduction to Christian spiritualities, God Seekers brings to life thirty-three spiritual masters from throughout Christian history. Through capsule biographies, selected quotations, and questions for reflection, Richard Schmidt presents and explores diverse ways of relating to God. Each chapter personalizes a major stream or movement of Christian spirituality by focusing on a particular key figure. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Richard H. Schmidt is editor and director of Forward Movement Publications, Cincinnati, Ohio, and author of Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality (Eerdmans)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Irenaeus (c. 130-c. 200): Early Christian Spiritualityp. 1
Origen of Alexandria (c. 185-c. 254): Alexandrian Spiritualityp. 12
Antony (c. 251-355): The Desert Fathersp. 23
Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-c. 395): The Cappadociansp. 35
Augustine of Hippo (354-430): The Birth of Western Spiritualityp. 46
Patrick (c. 390-c. 460): Celtic Spiritualityp. 58
Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-547): Western Monasticismp. 69
Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022): Experiencing the Spiritp. 80
Anselm (1033/4-1109): Medieval Spirituality Ip. 92
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153): Medieval Spirituality IIp. 104
Francis of Assisi (1181/2-1226): The Mendicantsp. 114
Gregory of Palamas (1296-1359): Hesychasmp. 126
Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1420): The English Mysticsp. 137
Martin Luther (1483-1546): Reformation Ip. 147
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556): The Jesuitsp. 158
John Calvin (1509-1564): Reformation IIp. 169
Teresa of Avila(1515-1582): The Spanish Mysticsp. 180
George Herbert (1593-1633): Anglican Spiritualityp. 190
John Bunyan (1628-1688): The Non-Conformistsp. 202
Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751): The Sacrament of the Present Momentp. 212
John and Charles Wesley (1703-1791/1707-1788): Methodismp. 223
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855): The Spirituality of Paradoxp. 235
R. A. Torrey (1856-1928): Fundamentalismp. 246
Amy Carmichael (1867-1951): The Spirituality of Missionsp. 257
Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897): Spiritual Childhoodp. 270
Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945): Martyrdomp. 280
Donald Gee(1891-1966): Pentecostal Spiritualityp. 291
Dorothy Day (1897-1980): The Catholic Worker Movementp. 303
Thomas Merton (1915-1968): Solitudep. 314
Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007): Narrative Spiritualityp. 326
John S. Mbiti (B. 1931): African Christian Spiritualityp. 338
Rosemary Radford Ruether (B. 1936): Feminist Spiritualityp. 350
Acknowledgmentsp. 361
Indexp. 363
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