Christian Spirituality

How can we find a fulfilled and authentic Christian existence? How can we take the sometimes dry, intellectual body of ideas in Christianity and breathe fire into them, making them the basis for a passionate and committed and fully human life? In a five part series, we explored ways that Christians past and present have sought to achieve this integration. Our primary reference was Christian Spirituality. An Introduction, by Alister E. McGrath.

Presentations were by David Monyak.

Downloads: Overheads

1. What is Christian Spirituality? Types of Christian Spirituality

2. Theological Foundations for Spirituality

3. Biblical Images and Christian Spirituality

4. Faces, Places, and Spaces: Visualization and Spatialization in Christian Spirituality

5. Introduction to Anglican Spirituality



Christian Spirituality. An Introduction. Alister E. McGrath. Blackwell Publishers, 1999. ISBN: 0631212817

Christian Spirituality: An Introduction to the Heritage. Charles J. Healey, Alba House, 1999. ISBN: 0818908203

Christian Spirituality: Origins to the Twelfth Century (World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, Vol. 16). Edited by Bernard McGinn, John Meyendorff, Jean Lecledrcq. Crossroad/Herder & Herder, 1987. ISBN: 0824508475

Christian Spirituality: High Middle Ages and Reformation (World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, Vol. 17). Edited by: Jill Raitt, John Meyendorff, Bernard McGinn. Crossroad/Herder & Herder, 1989. ISBN: 0824509676

Christian Spirituality: Post-Reformation and Modern (World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, Vol. 18). Edited by Louis Dupre, Don E. Sailers, John Meyendorff (Editor). Crossroad/Herder & Herder, 1991. ISBN: 0824511441

The Story of Christian Spirituality: Two Thousand Years, from East to West. Edited by Gordon Mursell. Fortress Press, 2001. ISBN: 0800632893

The Study of Spirituality. Edited by: Cheslyn Jones, Geoffrey Wainwright, Edward Yarnold, Oxford University Press, 1987. ISBN: 0195041704