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Overview This accessible and engaging history traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras.
Publishers Description This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two-millennium quest for union with God, a "thirst" at the center of Christian life and practice. Holt traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras. Globally framed, the book also highlights the contributions of women and people of color. This new edition not only updates all the chapters and features but also adds more material on the spirituality of Jesus, medieval women mystics, and contemporary spirituality. Short excerpts from primary sources, a glossary, a timeline, a bibliography, and a set of spiritual exercises heighten the book's usefulness for students and lay persons alike.
Awards and Recognitions Thirsty For God: A Brief History Of Christian Spirituality by Bradley P. Holt has received the following awards and recognitions -
Book of the Year - 2005 Winner - Top 10 category
Citations And Professional Reviews Thirsty For God: A Brief History Of Christian Spirituality by Bradley P. Holt has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 09/20/2005 page 38
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2005
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800637097 ISBN13 9780800637095
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More About Bradley P. Holt
Bradley P. Holt is Professor of Religion at Augsburg College, Minneapolis. He was a contributor to The Story of Christian Spirituality (Fortress Press, 2001).
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A Delightful Overview of Christian Spirituality. Feb 1, 2002
In this paperback of 150 pages Bradley Holt, professor of Religion at Augsburg College, Minneapolis provides a brief and clear overview of Christian spirituality through the centuries. It is written in a textbook style without any theological jargon or presumption of previous knowledge. Since it is intended for college students each chapter includes discussion questions, exercises, aids for exercises and a list of suggested readings. The book also provides at the end a glossary of difficult words, end notes of each chapter, a common bibliography, an index of names and another of subjects.
It is written in an ecumenical style without any prejudice against any denomination or sect of Christianity. The book is multicultural in the sense that it includes the approaches to spirituality in various cultures outside the West, namely Africa, Latin America and Asia. Just like the people of color, the women too get a good representation in the book. A delightful book of this sort was long overdue.
YOUR THIRST IS OVER Jul 15, 2000
If you are thirsting for a comprehensive and historical overview of christian spirituality then this book is for you. Thirsty for God is a concise traveler's guide into the history of Christian spirituality. It examines the expression of spirituality in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions and is inclusive of Christian spirituality's expressions from non-western cultures.
The text is accessibile to the reader. It is free from theological jargon and enables you to engage the ideas. Holt asserts that spirituality is to be lived. In looking at the richness of these varied traditions you can a better appreciation of the faith. Holt also suggests that we need a spirituality that addresses our times and is free from the distortions from previous generations. Enjoy this great work which will certainly quench your spiritual thirst.