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- Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 57.50
A study of how asceticism was promoted through Biblical interpretation, Reading Renunciation uses contemporary literary theory to unravel the writing strategies of the early Christian authors. Not a general discussion of early Christian teachings on celibacy and marriage, the book is a close examination, in the author's words, of how "the Fathers'... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00
The study interprets the oldest extant correspondence in German, the letters from the secular priest Heinrich von Nördlingen to the Dominican nun Margaretha Ebner dating from the second quarter of the14th century. The study reads the letters as spiritual missives with something of a mystagogical character; this interpretation is then supplemented with... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
In the counseling field, a type of consultation is increasingly being offered that focuses on spiritual topics, generally known as ?spiritual guidance?. This study explores various guidance models and discusses which aspects can support spiritual processes particularly effectively in our postmodern world. As basis for this analysis, the author explains... more...
- The Golden Sufi Center 2012; US$ 9.99
Guiding the reader through the stages of mystical prayera way to create a living relationship with the Divine within the heartthis book draws upon Christian and Sufi sources such as St. Teresa of Avila, Attâr, St. John of the Cross, and Rûmî. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes the stages of prayer: how prayer is first born of need, but then takes one... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
In Women, Men, and Spiritual Power , John Coakley explores male-authored narratives of the lives of Catherine of Siena, Hildegard of Bingen, Angela of Foligno, and six other female prophets or mystics of the late Middle Ages. His readings reveal the complex personal and literary relationships between these women and the clerics who wrote about... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 43.00
Through an analysis of many different examples, Danvers articulates a new way of thinking about mysticism and scepticism, not as opposite poles of the philosophical spectrum, but as two fields of enquiry with overlapping aims and methods. Prompted by a deep sense of wonder at being alive, many mystics and sceptics, like the Buddha, practice disciplines... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 90.00
Essays suggesting new ways of studying the crucial but sometimes difficult range of medieval mystical material. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.50
An enlightening guide to bringing spirituality into the helping professions! This unique handbook will help you make the journey that will turn spirituality into the touchstone of your practice. For too long, spirituality has been a skeleton in the closet of many practitioners, but now there is a growing movement to integrate the vital beliefs of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 198.00
A renewed interest in the spiritual, with an increasing number of people today wishing to incorporate the contemplative in their active lives, prompts the reissue of this classic work, a doctrine that is at once elevated and practical. The writings are meant to be studied from three distinct points of view: religious philosophy, material for the study... more...