"A Brief History of Spirituality tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament to the present day. Moving through the main figures and historical periods, the author shows how and why spirituality has changed and developed over the centuries." "Philip Sheldrake, a leading commentator on spirituality, draws out the distinctive themes of Christian spirituality, exploring the historical and cultural events that changed people's attitudes and practices. The major spiritual teachers are described, along with the ideas, images, and experiences that so strongly affected those around them. Coming right up to the modern day, the book explores the huge changes in spirituality in recent years and examines the way it is often contrasted with "religion.""--BOOK JACKET.
A brief history of spirituality / Philip Sheldrake.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub
הערת תוכן ותקציר
Foundations: scriptures and early church -- The monastic paradigm: 300-1150 -- Spirituality in the city: 1150-1450 -- Spiritualities in the age of reformations: 1450-1700 -- Spirituality in an age of reason: 1700-1900 -- Modernity to postmodernity: 1900-2000.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -240) and index.