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Spiritual Theology: The Theology of Yesterday for Spiritual Help Today

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Often spirituality today is isolated from church teaching and doctrine, as in Joseph Campbell s treatment of myth and the many forms of New Age theologies, but doctrine apart from the life of prayer is abstract and sterile. In Spiritual Theology Allen turns to the great teachers of the past the church fathers, Augustine, Maximus the Confessor, Bonaventure, Hugh of St. Victor, Calvin and Luther, George Herbert to recover a spirituality that is rich with the doctrines and disciplines of theology. Allen covers the great questions of the spiritual life: what is the Christian goal? what leads us toward that goal, and what hinders us? what is conversion? how can we discern our progress in the spiritual life? what are the fruits of the Spirit? A second purpose of the book is to introduce readers to the disciplines and texts of the threefold way, found in the eastern church from the fourth century on. Allen writes simply and clearly of the active life and the development of virtue, and the contemplative life, which includes coming to know God through the Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture as well as directly, face to face, which is the domain of mystical theology. This book is a basic and accessible introduction to the classic writings and doctrines of the spiritual life.

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Allen's latest book is a basic and accessible introduction to the classical writings and doctrines of spiritual life. Allen turns to the great teachers of the past — the church fathers, Augustine, Maximus the Confessor, Bonaventure, Hugh of St. Victor, Calvin and Luther, George Herbert — to recover a spirituality that is rich with the doctrines and disciplines of theology.

Allen also introduces readers to the disciplines and texts of the threefold way, found in the eastern church from the fourth century on. He writes of the active and contemplative life, which includes coming to know God through the Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture as well as directly, face to face, which is the domain of mystical theology.

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The author turns to the great teachers of the past--Augustine, Maximus the Confessor, Bonaventure, Hugh of St. Victor, Calvin and Luther, George Herbert--to recover a spirituality that is rich with the doctrines and disciplines of theology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561011308
Author:
Allen, Diogenes
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Theology - Lay
Subject:
Spiritual formation
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Christianity.
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
154
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
169
Dimensions:
8.04x6.18x.53 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Allen's latest book is a basic and accessible introduction to the classical writings and doctrines of spiritual life. Allen turns to the great teachers of the past — the church fathers, Augustine, Maximus the Confessor, Bonaventure, Hugh of St. Victor, Calvin and Luther, George Herbert — to recover a spirituality that is rich with the doctrines and disciplines of theology.

Allen also introduces readers to the disciplines and texts of the threefold way, found in the eastern church from the fourth century on. He writes of the active and contemplative life, which includes coming to know God through the Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture as well as directly, face to face, which is the domain of mystical theology.

"Synopsis" by , The author turns to the great teachers of the past--Augustine, Maximus the Confessor, Bonaventure, Hugh of St. Victor, Calvin and Luther, George Herbert--to recover a spirituality that is rich with the doctrines and disciplines of theology.
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