Spirituality old & new : recovering authentic spiritual life / Donald G. Bloesch.

By: Bloesch, Donald G, 1928-2010
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : Nottingham, England : IVP Academic ; Apollos, c2007Description: 191 p. : music ; 23 cmISBN: 9780830828388 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0830828389 (pbk. : alk. paper)Other title: Spirituality old and newSubject(s): SpiritualityLOC classification: BV4501.3 | .B545 2007
Contents:
Introduction -- Perduring types -- Mentors and teachers -- The legacy of pietism -- Continuing questions -- In quest of spirituality -- Faith and spirituality -- True spirituality -- The crisis in spirituality -- Types of spirituality -- Mystical religion -- Biblical religion -- A new spiritual vision -- Ideal types -- Classical mysticism -- The mystical experience -- The God above God -- The eternal and the temporal -- Ascent to divinity -- Call to the desert -- The church within -- The biblical-classical synthesis -- Epilogue -- Appendix A : Christian mysticism and gnosticism -- Hallmarks of gnosticism -- Differences from Christian mysticism -- Biblical personalism -- The sovereign, creator God -- The divine-human encounter -- The scandal of particularity -- Word and Spirit -- Salvation by grace -- The paradoxical love of the cross -- Holy worldliness -- The struggle of prayer -- The great commission -- Epilogue -- The new spirituality -- Historical roots -- The new metaphysics -- Key concepts -- Secular mysticism -- Rebirth of the gods -- Appendix B : The New Age Movement -- Trademarks of the New Age -- Precursors and proponents -- Salient symbols -- A royal theology? -- Afterword -- Worldviews in collision -- Authority -- Anthropology -- Doctrine of God -- Jesus Christ -- Life and vocation -- Faith, hope and love -- Prayer and action -- Ecclesiology and eschatology -- Life and faith -- Appendix C : An unresolved tension -- For Christ and his kingdom -- A churchly spirituality -- The dialogue with mysticism -- The dialogue with Pentecostalism -- Freedom for obedience -- Appendix D : Thérèse of Lisieux : an evangelical saint? -- Appendix E -- a hymn of pietism.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-185) and indexes.

Introduction -- Perduring types -- Mentors and teachers -- The legacy of pietism -- Continuing questions -- In quest of spirituality -- Faith and spirituality -- True spirituality -- The crisis in spirituality -- Types of spirituality -- Mystical religion -- Biblical religion -- A new spiritual vision -- Ideal types -- Classical mysticism -- The mystical experience -- The God above God -- The eternal and the temporal -- Ascent to divinity -- Call to the desert -- The church within -- The biblical-classical synthesis -- Epilogue -- Appendix A : Christian mysticism and gnosticism -- Hallmarks of gnosticism -- Differences from Christian mysticism -- Biblical personalism -- The sovereign, creator God -- The divine-human encounter -- The scandal of particularity -- Word and Spirit -- Salvation by grace -- The paradoxical love of the cross -- Holy worldliness -- The struggle of prayer -- The great commission -- Epilogue -- The new spirituality -- Historical roots -- The new metaphysics -- Key concepts -- Secular mysticism -- Rebirth of the gods -- Appendix B : The New Age Movement -- Trademarks of the New Age -- Precursors and proponents -- Salient symbols -- A royal theology? -- Afterword -- Worldviews in collision -- Authority -- Anthropology -- Doctrine of God -- Jesus Christ -- Life and vocation -- Faith, hope and love -- Prayer and action -- Ecclesiology and eschatology -- Life and faith -- Appendix C : An unresolved tension -- For Christ and his kingdom -- A churchly spirituality -- The dialogue with mysticism -- The dialogue with Pentecostalism -- Freedom for obedience -- Appendix D : Thérèse of Lisieux : an evangelical saint? -- Appendix E -- a hymn of pietism.

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