• Title: Thirsty for God
  • Author: Bradley P. Holt
  • ISBN: 9780800637095
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thirsty for God This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two millennium quest for union with God a thirst at the center of Christian life and practice Holt traces the practice of Chri
    This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two millennium quest for union with God, a thirst at the center of Christian life and practice Holt traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras Globally framed,This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two millennium quest for union with God, a thirst at the center of Christian life and practice Holt traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras Globally framed, the book also highlights the contributions of women and people of color This new edition not only updates all the chapters and features but also adds material on the spirituality of Jesus, medieval women mystics, and contemporary spirituality Short excerpts from primary sources, a glossary, a timeline, a bibliography, and a set of spiritual exercises heighten the book s usefulness for students and lay persons alike.

    One Reply to “Thirsty for God”

    1. While it is a brief history, this book proved to be a comprehensive study without being overwhelming in its presentation. It often left me squirming in my western, baptist, non denom boots yet it challenges a new paradigm of thinking about cultural, historical and denominational influences on Christian spiritual practices. Were these people and movements truly pious or borderline heretical? Puts a new meaning to working out your salvation with fear and trembling. Appreciated the practical sugges [...]

    2. Light and readable, but full of good content. An excellent primer on the history of Christian orthopraxis. I appreciated his inclusion of non-western/European voices. Were I to teach a class on Christian Spirituality 101, this would likely be among the required texts.

    3. A really different angle on church history, this book deals with spiritual practices over the ages. Great bibliography for further reading on intriguing topics. Avoids denominational bias by covering them all.

    4. Would never read this if not for class, but overall a good introduction. I liked the author's voice a lot.

    5. A very basic overview of the history of Christian spirituality (and so much of Christian history in general as well). This is a useful resource to have, despite its superficiality.

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