Item description for Understanding Christian Spirituality by Michael Downey...
Overview A readable overview of the contemporary spiritual scene that defines, outlines and advocates several models or methods for studying Christian spirituality. Aimed at college undergraduates and useful for those in spiritual counseling and direction.
Publishers Description "Rich in qualities that make it a fine resource for courses in spirituality, ministry and Christian life. It puts the essentials of Christian spirituality in a truly inclusive perspective. I have been waiting for this kind of book". -- Joann Wolski Conn, Graduate Program in Pastoral Counseling, Neumann College
Interest in spirituality today is on the rise. Well-respected theologian, writer and educator Michael Downey addresses that interest here in a concise, engaging overview. He organizes his discussion around two basic questions: What is Christian spirituality today? and How can we better understand a uniquely Christian spirituality in light of the proliferation of spiritualities in today's world?
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1996
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809136805 ISBN13 9780809136803
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More About Michael Downey
Since completing his doctorate under the direction of David Power in 1982, Michael Downey has served as professor of theology and spirituality at universities and seminaries in the United States. His abiding theological commitment to those who are wounded and marginalized has brought him to serve the church most in need through lectures, conferences, and retreats in different parts of the world. From 1997-2011 he served as the Cardinal's Theologian, Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is currently Diocesan Theologian in San Bernardino, CA.
Michael Downey currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.