Spirituality : A Brief History, Paperback Book

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Engagingly written by one of the world s leading scholars in this field, this comprehensively revised edition 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

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