Christian spirituality : the classics

edited by Arthur Holder

Christian Spirituality: The Classics is a unique and comprehensive guide to thirty key Christian spirituality texts. Ranging from Origen and Augustine to Jonathan Edwards, Therese of Lisieux and Thomas Merton, it offers a view of the texts which is founded in scholarship, but which also presents them as living documents that invite- even compel -contemplative reflection and existential response. Each chapter briefly describes the classic text's author and audience, gives a synopsis of its contents, suggests some of its influence in history, and then explores aspects of the text's meaning for readers today. Key themes include: What is the meaning of life? How can human beings find truth? How can they discover who they really are? How can they live together in peace? How can they live more fully in God's presence in this world and be united with God in the world to come? The scholars who have written these chapters are all experts on their respective topics, but they wear their learning lightly. Anyone wishing to discover the riches of Christian spirituality will find this the ideal introduction and should be able to progress to a deeper understanding of the texts themselves.

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  • Notes on Contributors Editor's Introduction 1. Origen (ca. 185 - ca. 253), Commentary on the Song of Songs (John J. O'Keefe) 2. Athanasius (ca. 295-373), Life of Antony (Douglas Burton-Christie) 3. Gregory of Nyssa (ca. 335 - ca. 395), Life of Moses (Nonna Verna Harrison) 4. Augustine (354-430), Confessions (Jennifer Hockenbery) 5. (Pseudo) Dionysius the Areopagite (late fifth century), On the Divine Names and Mystical Theology (John D. Jones) 6. Benedict of Nursia (ca. 480 - ca. 547), Rule (Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley) 7. Gregory the Great (ca. 540-604), Book of Pastoral Rule (Arthur Holder) 8. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), On Loving God (Mark S. Burrows) 9. Mechthild of Magdeburg (ca. 1210 - ca. 1282), The Flowing Light of the Godhead (Ulrike Wiethaus) 10. Bonaventure (ca. 1217/21 - 1274), The Soul's Journey into God (Elizabeth A. Dreyer) 11. Marguerite Porete (d. 1310), The Mirror of Simple Souls (Maria Lichtmann) 12. Gregory Palamas (1296-1359), Triads in Defense of the Holy Hesychasts (John A. McGuckin) 13. Julian of Norwich (ca. 1342 - ca. 1416), Showings (Elisabeth Koenig) 14. Anonymous (fourteenth century), Cloud of Unknowing (Steven Chase) 15. Catherine of Siena (1347-80), Dialogue (Darleen Pryds) 16. Martin Luther (1483-1546), The Freedom of a Christian (Timothy J. Wengert) 17. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), The Spiritual Exercises (Elizabeth Liebert) 18. Teresa of Avila (1515-82), The Interior Castle (Mary Frohlich) 19. John of the Cross (1542-91), The Dark Night (David B. Perrin) 20. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Introduction to the Devout Life (Wendy M. Wright) 21. George Herbert (1593-1633), The Country Parson (Philip Sheldrake) 22. Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717), A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer (Bo Karen Lee) 23. Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), A Treatise on Religious Affections (Timothy Hessel-Robinson) 24. Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55), An Occasional Discourse (Purity of Heart) (David J. Kangas) 25. Anonymous (mid-nineteenth century), The Way of a Pilgrim (Suzette Phillips) 26. Therese of Lisieux (1873-97), Story of a Soul (Joann Wolski Conn) 27. Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), Mysticism (Dana Greene) 28. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45), Life Together (Lisa E. Dahill) 29. Howard Thurman (1899-1981), Jesus and the Disinherited (Luther E. Smith, Jr) 30. Thomas Merton (1915-68), New Seeds of Contemplation (Bruce H. Lescher)

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書名 Christian spirituality : the classics
著作者等 Holder, Arthur G.
Holder Arthur
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xvi, 376 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 9780415776028
NCID BB02432007
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス


著作名 著作者名
(Pseudo) Dionysius the Areopagite (late fifth century), The divine names and Mystical theology John D. Jones
Anonymous (fourteenth century), The cloud of unknowing Steven Chase
Anonymous (mid-nineteenth century), The way of a pilgrim Suzette Phillips
Athanasius (c. 295-373), The life of Antony Douglas Burton-Christie
Augustine (354-430), The Confessions Jennifer Hockenbery
Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-c. 547), Rule Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), On loving God Mark S. Burrows
Bonaventure (c. 1217/21 - 1274), The soul's journey into God Elizabeth A. Dreyer
Catherine of siena (1347-80), Dialogue Darleen Pryds
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45), Life together Lisa E. Dahill
Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), Mysticism Dana Greene
Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Introduction to the devout life Wendy M. Wright
George Herbert (1593-1633), The country parson Philip Sheldrake
Gregory Palamas (1296-1359), Triads in defense of the holy Hesychasts John A. McGuckin
Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-c. 395), The life of Moses Nonna Verna Harrison
Gregory the Great (c. 540-604), Book of pastoral rule Arthur Holder
Howard Thurman (1899-1981), Jesus and the disinherited Luther E. Smith, Jr.
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), The spiritual exercises Elizabeth Liebert
John of the Cross (1542-91), The dark night David B. Perrin
Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), A treatise concerning religious affections Timothy Hessel-Robinson
Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c. 1416), Showings Elisabeth Koenig
Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717), A short and very easy method of prayer Bo Karen Lee
Marguerite Porete (d. 1310), The mirror of simple souls Maria Lichtmann
Martin Luther (1483-1546), The freedom of a Christian Timothy J. Wengert
Mechthild of Magdeburg (c. 1210-c. 1282), The flowing light of the Godhead Ulrike Wiethaus
Origen (c. 185-c. 253), Commentary on the Song of Songs John J. O'Keefe
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55), An occasional discourse (purity of heart) David J. Kangas
Teresa of Avila (1515-82), The interior castle Mary Frohlich
Thomas Merton (1915-68), New seeds of contemplation Bruce H. Lescher
Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-97), Story of a soul Joann Wolski Conn