The Path to Your Door: Approaches to Christian Spirituality

The Path to Your Door: Approaches to Christian Spirituality

by Ellen Clark-King


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Written in response to a need expressed by Spiritual Directors, Retreat Leaders and teachers on introductory courses to Christian spirituality for an engaging and readable introduction to the subject, The Path to Your Door provides an accessible and well-researched introduction to themes within the Christian spiritual tradition. 

In a highly readable fashion it introduces the reader to some of the key themes in classic and contemporary Christian experience and allows them to engage with the material for themselves through the use of varied spiritual exercises. The Path to Your Door is an invitation to an on-going jourbaney of spiritual exploration, grounded in the Christian tradition but encouraging each reader to find their own path and discover their own unique language of prayer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441157638
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ellen Clark-King is Archdeacon of Burrard and Priest Associate of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. An experienced priest and spiritual director, she is the author of Theology By Heart: Women, the Church and God (Epworth, 2004), as well as of a number of hymns and prayers.

Table of Contents

Introduction \ Chapter 1 Word \ The Bible and God's relationship with humanity \ The Lord's Prayer \ The Psalms in Spiritual Practice \ Lectio Divina \ The Jesus Prayer \ Kataphatic Spirituality \ Chapter 2 Silence \ The Cloud of Unknowing \ Centring Prayer \ Meister Eckhart \ Thomas Merton \ Chapter 3 \ Celtic Spirituality \ The Rhythms of Life \ Franciscan Spirituality \ Contemporary Eco-Spirituality \ Creativity and Prayer \ Chapter 4 Wilderness \ The Desert Fathers and Mothers \ Sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers \ Contemporary Wildernesses \ The Dark Night \ Chapter 5 Body \ Dualism and Spirituality \ Ascetic Spirituality \ Liberation Spirituality and the Bodies of the Poor \ Feminist Spirituality as Embodied Spirituality \ Eucharistic Spirituality and the Body of Christ \ Chapter 6 Desire \ Sensual Spirituality \ Ignatian Prayer \ Desire and Feminist Spirituality \ Chapter 7 Mystery \ Teresa of Avila \ Julian of Norwich \ An Interrupted Life \ Benediction \ Suggestions for Further Reading \ Glossary

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