Centuries of Holiness

Centuries of Holiness

Ancient Spirituality Refracted for A Postmodern Age

Book - 2005
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This book is for those who yearn for a spiritual life that has depth and intellectual challenge. It is a thinking person's guide to the spiritual life written for the smart seeker who wants to be fully attuned to God, fully interactive with other believers, fully connected to the wider world in which humans live, fully engaged with the physical universe, fully committed to service to the poor and disenfranchised, and, finally, fully post-modern.

Adopting a literary device first used in the fourth century by the Desert Father Evagrios Pontikos, Richard Valantasis offers a 'century' of spiritual texts - a hundred short essays from 800 to 900 words - on a hundred spiritual themes. Believing that 'tradition is the action of the Holy Spirit making available the wisdom of the past in a new idiom and a time', Valantasis moves from the pre-modern spiritual world of the Christian tradition to the postmodern realities of our current world, and back again.
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2005
ISBN: 9780826417053
0826417051
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 24 cm

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