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A Brief History of Spirituality tells the story of Christian spirituality from its origins in the New Testament to the present day.Charts the main figures, ideas, images and historical periods, showing how and why spirituality has changed and developed over the centuriesDraws out the distinctive themes of Christian spirituality, exploring the historical and cultural events and experiences that changed people’s attitudes and practicesCoverage extends right up to the modern day, exploring the huge changes in spirituality in recent years and the way it is nowadays often contrasted with ‘religion’Written by a leading commentator on spirituality, and published in the popular Brief Histories of Religion series
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Philip Sheldrake is a religious historian, theologian, scholar in the overall area of spirituality. He has been closely involved with the emergence of Christian Spirituality as an academic field.