Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition

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Ignatius Press, 1985 - Religion - 326 pages
This history not only serves to acquaint us with the origins and development of Christian spirituality, but, equally importantly in the author's view, projects into our contemporary world the lives and teachings of men and women who have reached a high degree of sanctity through the ages. His study is Catholic in both senses of the word. He has concentrated his attention on the history of spirituality in the Roman Catholic Church; and he has taken a comprehensive view of the full range of forms of that Catholic tradition, including -- so that we can learn from the mistakes of the past -- the heterodox tendencies and movements that have arisen from time to time.

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Contents

SPIRITUALITY OF THE EARLY CHURCH
19
MONASTICISM IN THE EAST
35
MONASTICISM IN THE WEST
57
BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY
80
SPIRITUALITY OF THE MIDDLE AGES
109
DIONYSIAN SPIRITUALITY AND DEVOTIO
144
POSTTRIDENTINE SPIRITUALITY
178
MODERN SPIRITUALITY
218
IO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
261
NOTES
279
INDEX OF NAMES
319
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