The Friendship Of Women

Author: Joan Chittister
ISBN: 9781580511018
Size: 15,99 MB
Format: PDF
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With rare skill, Sr. Joan explores the sacred dimension of friendship through the lens of faith, tradition, Scripture, and the often-overlooked experience of women. Interwoven with the stunning icons of Benedictine oblate Marcie Bircher, she recovers are reclaims the witness and wisdom of such women as Lydia, Prisca, Phoebe, Martha, Veronica, Elizabeth, Anne, Mary Magdalene, and those gathered at the foot of Christ.

Engaging The Bible In A Gendered World

Author: Linda Day
Editor: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 0664229107
Size: 10,66 MB
Format: PDF
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In highly accessible essays, the book covers the history, achievements, and cutting-edge questions in the area of gender and biblical scholarship, including violence and the Bible, female biblical God imagery, and sexuality."--Jacket.

A Passion For Friends

Author: Janice G. Raymond
Editor: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9781876756086
Size: 12,82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This feminist classic explores the many manifestations of friendship between women and examines the ways women have created their own communities and destinies through friendship.

Spiritual Traditions For The Contemporary Church

Author: Robin M. Van L. Maas
Editor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426775040
Size: 10,16 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume offers a comprehensive intellectual and experiential introduction to Christian spirituality. It embraces spiritual traditions from the Patristic period to the present day. Part I, "The Roots of Contemporary Western Spirituality," covers spiritual types that have been fundamental in shaping spiritual practice. Part II, "Distinctive Spiritual Traditions," offers major introductory essays on spiritual traditions formed by such notable figures as Luther, Wesley, Ignatius, and John of the Cross, as well as ecclesiastical traditions such as Anglicanism. Part III, "The Feminine Dimension in Christian Spirituality," is devoted to Marian Spirituality, holy women, and feminism. Each of the fourteen chapters is followed by a practicum which enables readers to assimilate the practice prescribed into their own devotional life .

The Rule Of Benedict

Author: Joan Chittister
ISBN: 9780824525941
Size: 19,48 MB
Format: PDF
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This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar. In her new introduction to the Rule, the author boldly claims that Benedict's sixth-century text is the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing the human community—stewardship, conversion, communication, reflection, contemplation, humility, and equality. Tracing Benedict's original Rule paragraph by paragraph, it expands its principles into the larger context of spiritual living in a secular world and makes the seemingly archaic instructions relevant for a contemporary audience. A new foreword, updated content, an appendix, and a recommended calendar for reading the entries and commentaries make this an invaluable resource for solitary or communal contemplation.

Rediscovering Friendship

Author: Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel
Editor: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
ISBN: 9780800634452
Size: 15,64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A new generation is awakening to the promise and power of women's friendship. This accessible work draws connection between early Christian community and feminist notions of friendship.


Author: Philip Sheldrake
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118472330
Size: 17,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Engagingly written by one of the world’s leading scholars in this field, this comprehensively revised edition tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament right up to the present day. Charts the main figures, ideas, images and historical periods, showing how and why spirituality has changed and developed over the centuries Includes new chapters on the nature and meaning of spirituality, and on spirituality in the 21st century; and an account of the development and main features of devotional spirituality Provides new coverage of Christian spirituality’s relationship to other faiths throughout history, and their influence and impact on Christian beliefs and practices Features expanded sections on mysticism, its relationship to spirituality, the key mystical figures, and the development of ideas of ‘the mystical’ Explores the interplay between culture, geography, and spirituality, taking a global perspective by tracing spiritual developments across continents

Christian Spirituality In The Catholic Tradition

Author: Jordan Aumann
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898700688
Size: 19,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Female Monasticism In Early Modern Europe

Author: Cordula van Wyhe
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754653370
Size: 17,14 MB
Format: PDF
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This volume of twelve interdisciplinary essays addresses the multifaceted nature of female religious identity in early modern Europe. By dismantling the boundaries between the academic disciplines of history, art history, musicology and literary studies it offers new cross-cultural readings essential to a more comprehensive understanding of the complexity of female spirituality in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Consisting of four sections each dealing with different parts of Europe, and discussing issues of social and spiritual identity, such as the formation of community and memory, spiritual direction and secular patronage, this compelling collection offers a significant addition to a thriving field of study.

Days Of Deepening Friendship

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright
Editor: Loyola Press
ISBN: 9780829429541
Size: 16,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Be your true self—and get ready for a dynamic friendship with the Divine. It’s time for women of faith to quit apologizing—for who they are or who they’ve been, for what they feel and know, and for their powerful ability to connect with spiritual reality. When a woman is free to be herself and to express to God—without fear—her loves, dreams, pains, and passions, she can embark upon a friendship that is stunning in its wisdom and delightful in its daily unfolding. Using Scripture, meditations, stories, and written exercises, Days of Deepening Friendship encourages women to radically rethink their approach to friendship with God and to explore the deeper regions of this very special relationship. Throughout forty brief chapters, author and spirituality-workshop leader Vinita Hampton Wright taps the proven wisdom of Ignatian spirituality by employing prayer, imagination, action, and reflection, making the book an ideal spiritual workshop for women. Days of Deepening Friendship will free any woman to fling wide open the door to the Divine and become friends with the God who has loved her all along for who she really is.