A Brief History 2nd Ed. (NETT)
  • ISBN :9781118472354
  • Format :Paperback
  • Pricing Attribute :NETT
  • Page Count :262
  • Dimensions :141x213x15mm
  • Publication Date :1 Dec 2013
  • Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte Ltd.
  • Author :Philip Sheldrake

Description :Engagingly written by one of the world s leading scholars in this field, this comprehensively revised Ed. tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament right up to the present day. * Charts the main figures, ideas, images and historical periods, showing how and why spirituality has changed and developed over the centuries * Includes new chapters on the nature and meaning of spirituality, and on spirituality in the 21st century; and an account of the development and main features of devotional spirituality * Provides new coverage of Christian spirituality s relationship to other faiths throughout history, and their influence and impact on Christian beliefs and practices * Features expanded sections on mysticism, its relationship to spirituality, the key mystical figures, and the development of ideas of the mystical * Explores the interplay between culture, geography, and spirituality, taking a global perspective by tracing spiritual developments across continents