Spirituality and Social Embodiment
May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
Cultivating Disciplined Practices of Being Engaged by God: L. Gregory Jones (Loyola College, Maryland).
2. Interiority and Epiphany: A Reading in New Testament Ethics: Rowan Williams (Bishop of Monmouth, Wales).
3. Mystical Theology Redux: The Pattern of Aquinas' Summa Theologiae: A. N. Williams (University of Puget Sound).
4. Julian of Norwich - Incorporated: F. C. Bauerschmidt (Loyola College, Maryland).
5. A Christian, Holy People: Martin Luther on Salvation, Faith and Church: David S. Yeago (Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary).
6. The Church In The State We're In: Nicholas Lash (University of Cambridge).
7. Wrestling with a Wounding Word: Reading the Disjointed Lines of African American Spirituality: Willie James Jennings (Duke University).
James J. Buckley is Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of Seeking the Humanity of God.
Professors Jones and Buckley are the Editors of Modern Theology and the General Editors of the series Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology.
* Several essays re-read classical spiritual and political traditions represented in the New Testament, Bernard of Clairvaux, Thomas of Aquinas, Julian of Norwich and Martin Luther.
* Essays address peculiarly modern problems - contemporary appeals to "inwardness", reifications of The State, and competing African-American spiritualities.
* Each essay is concerned with finding a theological way of holding together what is usually divided.
"This book of essays is a selection of writings from some of todays most thoughtful theologians. The theme of the book is an attempt to engage with both the realm of the mystical and that of the material utilising traditional reasources in creative ways. All of the essays are intriguing and cover a wide range of topics.....they all go a long way in contributing valuable arguments to the current debates surrounding the relevance and message the chuch has to offer the larger community.