Legacy of the Founders: From Monks to Missionaries (Paperback)Nicki Verploegen (author)
Paperback 148 Pages
In this helpful and insightful book, Nicki Verploegen delves into the two thousand years of history of the Catholic Church in order to unfold the development of spiritualities in Christianity. Verploegen explores how four distinct types of Christian spirituality evolved and rose to prominence in its religious, social, and political environments: monasticism, mendicancy, apostolic ministry, and missionary life. All of them became 'schools' of spiritual formation which gave rise to the development of numerous religious communities. This book is also an exploration of thirteen of these distinct communities, and introduces the reader to the spiritual men and women who initiated the religious movements and founded them.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 221 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 9 mm
"...Undergraduate readers are... likely to have their imaginations stirred by the range of ways of following Christ amid changing realities... By focusing on the legacy left by the founders, Verploegen proposes both a historically grounded rationale for the missiological task of ongoing attunement to the signs of the times as well as a foundation upon which 'new geniuses' can build as they forge faithful spiritualities suited to the unique challenges of the twetny-first century (134)" Patrick W.T. Johnson, Missiology: an International Review Issue 4, Volume 41 (2014)
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