Understanding Christian Spirituality

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Paulist Press, 1997 - Religion - 156 pages
"Rich in qualities that make it a fine resource for courses in spirituality, ministry and Christian life. It puts the essentials of Christian spirituality in a truly inclusive perspective. I have been waiting for this kind of book". -- Joann Wolski Conn, Graduate Program in Pastoral Counseling, Neumann College

Interest in spirituality today is on the rise. Well-respected theologian, writer and educator Michael Downey addresses that interest here in a concise, engaging overview. He organizes his discussion around two basic questions: What is Christian spirituality today? and How can we better understand a uniquely Christian spirituality in light of the proliferation of spiritualities in today's world?

 

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Contents

Spirituality Today
5
What Is Christian Spirituality?
30
A Living Tradition
53
Conciliar Orientations
75
Currents in Christian Spirituality
90
Studying Spirituality
115
An Informed Spirituality
145
Index
151
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