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Spiritual theology : the theology of yesterday for spiritual help today

Author: Diogenes Allen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Often spirituality today is isolated from church teaching and doctrine, as in Joseph Campbell's treatment of myth and the many forms of New Age theologies, but doctrine apart from the life of prayer is abstract and sterile. In Spiritual Theology Allen turns to the great teachers of the past -- the church fathers, Augustine, Maximus the Confessor, Bonaventure, Hugh of St. Victor, Calvin and Luther, George Herbert --
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diogenes Allen
ISBN: 1561011304 9781561011308
OCLC Number: 36241627
Description: 169 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What is spiritual theology? --
The journey and the goal --
Conversion --
Three journeys to God --
The eight deadly thoughts --
Progress in the spiritual life --
Contemplation --
The book of nature --
The book of Scripture --
Mystical theology --
Christian doctrine and the spiritual life.
Responsibility: Diogenes Allen.
Local System Bib Number:
32915

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Diogenes Allen's new book . . . begins with an autobiographical exploration as to his discovery of `spiritual theology' after years of being `a teacher of philosophy and theology to students Read more...

 
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