Item description for Earth Crammed With Heaven: A Spirituality of Everyday Life by Elizabeth A. Dreyer...
Overview A theological and practical overview of spirituality suitable for lay Christians in today's world which sees everyday life as a sacred space where God and people interact.
Publishers Description In a major shift from clerical and monastic models of spirituality, this book explores the theological and practical aspects of a spirituality that has everyday existence and the entire world as its focal points.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1994
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809134500 ISBN13 9780809134502
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More About Elizabeth A. Dreyer
ELIZABETH A. DREYER is editor of this series and professor of religious studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She lectures widely on the Christian tradition, especially medieval mysticism, grace, the Holy Spirit and contemporary lay spirituality. She wrote Holy Power, Holy Presence: Medieval Metaphors of the Holy Spirit; Passionate Spirituality: Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant; Earth Crammed With Heaven: A Spirituality of Everyday Life; and A Retreat with Catherine of Siena: Living the Truth in Love. With Mark Burrows she edited Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality. She lives in Hamden, Connecticut with her husband, John Bennett.
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Just Wonderful Apr 22, 2000
Dreyer confronts the tendency within the Catholic church to see spirituality as something for priests and nuns. Most saints wear priests or nuns and there are few role models for lay people.
She offers background and ideas on how those who don't were habits can live their faith more fully each day in the office, the voting booth, the kitchen and the mall.
At times she refers to religious figures or theologians I had no knowledge of and she didn't provide an explanation of their work or significance, but that is the only shortcoming. It's still worth reading. Moreover, it's a book I'll probably read two or three times and buy for friends.