Christian Spirituality: A Historical Study of Prayer, Detachment, and Love of God
Taught by Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D.
In addition to the doctrinal and theological history of the Catholic faith, it is essential that we add the history of Christian spirituality – namely, the very way that Christians have made their personal response to the God who reveals Himself to His people through Jesus Christ. This course surveys important spiritual movements, the rich diversity of spiritual insight that has marked the history of Christianity starting from the early Desert Fathers, the founding of the great religious orders, Christian mysticism, 19th and 20th century Catholic spiritual contributions, and more. In taking a look at the history of Christian spirituality in this way, one ultimately comes to a deeper understanding of man’s proper relation to God, and how he ought to respond to God’s love.
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