Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Exploring Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Exploring Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader

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Exploring Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader. Edited by Kenneth J. Collins. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000, 400 pp., n.p. paper.

The volume is an anthology of 23 previously published pieces on Christian spirituality. After an introduction by the editor, Part 1, "Historical Considerations," includes two essays: "What is Spirituality?" by Philip Sheldrake (pp. 21-42); "Toward Defining Spirituality," by Walter Principe (pp. 43-60). Part 2, "Contemporary Modulations," includes three essays: "Spirit and Spirituality," by John Macquarrie (pp. 63-73); "A Model for Describing Spirituality," by Lawrence L. LaPierre (pp. 74-82); "A Spirituality for the New Axial Period," by Ewert Cousins (pp. 83-92). Part 3, "Christian Traditions," includes seven essays: "Carmelite Spirituality," by Keith J. Egan (pp. 97-107); "The Essentials of Orthodox Spirituality," by A Monk of the Eastern Church (pp. 108-21); "Lutheran Spirituality," by Bengt Hoffman (pp. 122-37); "Reformed Spirituality," by Howard G. Hageman (pp. 138-57); "American Spirituality: An Ethos and Some Issues," by Harvey H. Guthrie (pp. 158-71); "Methodist Spirituality," by David Lowes Watson (pp. 172-213); "Evangelical Spirituality: A Church Historian's Perspective," by Richard F. …

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