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Article: Spirituality in Contemporary Ireland: Manifesting Indigeneity, by Bernadette Flanagan and Michael O’Sullivan

The article‘s two authors, Bernadette Flanagan and Michael O’Sullivan, write that scholars of Christian spirituality need to look beyond classical Christian texts to understand developments in contemporary spirituality.  In the case of contemporary spirituality in Ireland, we need to explore practices that … Continue reading

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Essay: Embodied Knowing and the Unspeakable Sacred: Practice in Christian Spirituality, by Claire E. Wolfteich

In an essay appearing in Sacrality and Materiality: Locating Intersections (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016), Claire Wolfteich proposes to expand scholarship in spirituality beyond the more common approach of studying texts to exploring spiritual practices. She writes I will address the theme of materiality and sacrality … Continue reading

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Book: Fruit of the Spirit: Pauline Mysticism for the Church Today, by Michael Crosby

Michael Crosby’s new book, published by Orbis Books in 2015, employs an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting Paul. His reading of the Pauline letters leads Crosby to describe Paul’s theology as mystical. From the publisher’s description: When Saint Paul writes about the … Continue reading

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Article: Enacting the Spiritual Self: Buddhist-Christian Identity As Participatory Action, by Duane R. Bidwell

Duane Bidwell’s essay was his contribution to a symposium on multiple religious belonging. It appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Spiritus (v. 15, n. 1, pp. 105-112). Here is an excerpt: . . . this essay is not a history of my … Continue reading

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Paper: Theorizing Christian Spirituality: The Sacred, Identity & Everyday Practices

In January, Philip Sheldrake gave the keynote address “Theorizing Christian Spirituality: The Sacred, Identity & Everyday Practices” at a spirituality conference titled “Sacrality & Materiality: Locating Intersections” organized by the Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich. A copy is available … Continue reading

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Article: The Joy of Feeling Close to God: The Practice of Prayer and the Work of Accompaniment, by Douglas E. Christie

Doug Christie, editor of the SSCS journal Spiritus, has an article appearing in the Fall 2013 of the Anglican Theological Review (v. 95, no. 4, p. 585-606) titled “The Joy of Feeling Close to God: The Practice of Prayer and the Work of Accompaniment.” … Continue reading

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Review: Nature as Spiritual Practice, and A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice by Stephen Chase

A review by Tony Watling of the two books by Stephen Chase appeared the Journal of Contemporary Religion 28, 1 (2013): 174-176.  Here is an excerpt: The titles reflect the fact that, for Chase, nature is spiritual practice, it speaks, being sacramental, … Continue reading

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