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Christian spirituality : an introduction
McGrath, Alister E., 1953-
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Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, [1999]

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xi, 204 pages ; 25 cm
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Central Library BV4501.2 .M2357 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This text fills the need for a clear, informative, helpful and well-written introduction to Christian spirituality. Includes a detailed guide to resources in spirituality available on the Internet Written by a leading theological educationalist in a clear and accessible manner Encourages active engagement with primary sources through worked case studies

Author Notes

Alister E. McGrath is Principal of Wycliffe College, Oxford. His previous publications include Science and Religion (Blackwell Publishers, 1998), The Foundations of Dialogue in Science and Religion (Blackwell Publishers,1998), An Introduction to Christianity (Blackwell Publishers, 1997), Christian Theology: An Introduction, Second Edition (Blackwell Publishers, 1997) and The Christian Theology Reader (Blackwell Publishers, 1996), amongst many others.

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Part I Introduction
1 Defining 'Spirituality'
2 Defining 'Christian Spirituality'
3 Clarifying Terms: Mysticism and Spirituality
Part II Types of Christian Spirituality
4 Spirituality, Theology and Personality
5 Denominational Considerations
6 Attitudes to the World, Culture and History
Part III Theological Foundations for Spirituality
Basic Issues
7 The Nature of Theology
8 The Relation of Theology and Spirituality
Part IV Theological Foundations for Spirituality
Case Studies
9 Creation
Human Nature and Destiny
10 The Trinity
11 Redemption
12 Resurrection
13 Consummation
14 For Further Reading
Part V Biblical Images and Christian Spirituality
15 The Bible as a Resource for Spirituality
16 Biblical Images and Spirituality
Part VI Faces, Places and Spaces
Visualization and Spatialization in Christian Spirituality
17 The Visualization of the Divine
18 Telling the Story
Faith and Life
19 The Rhythm of Faith
Structuring Time
20 Spiritual Geography
Structuring Space
Part VII Christian Spirituality
Engaging the Tradition
21 Conclusion
Where Next?
22 Christian Spirituality
Internet Resources
Glossary of Terms
Sources of Citations
For Further Reading

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