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Author Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

Title Windows on social spirituality / Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

Published Dublin : Columba Press ;. Chester Springs, PA : U.S. distributor Dufour Editions, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store QA  5923    AVAILABLE
Physical description 160 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part 1 Foundations -- 1. Two Gardeners / Bill Toner SJ 9 -- 2. A Relational God / Aileen Walsh 18 -- 3. Unripened Fruits / Jim Corkery SJ 28 -- 4. Mary's Vision of Justice / Peter McVerry SJ 39 -- 5. Church: A People in Communion? / Cathy Molloy 49 -- 6. Eucharist, reconciliation and politics / Brian Lennon SJ 61 -- Part 2 Applications -- 7. Women and Social Spirituality / Bernadette Flanagan PVBM 83 -- 8. Life Coaches and the Spiritual Exercises / Laurence Murphy SJ 91 -- 9. Spirituality for Development of the Poorest / Seamus O'Gorman SJ 100 -- 10. Encountering the Stranger / Eugene Quinn 111 -- 11. Social Justice, Why Bother? / Patricia Higgins 121 -- 12. Rediscovering Nature's Integrity / Niamh Gaynor 131 -- 13. Two Challenges for Social Spirituality / Seamus Murphy SJ 148.
Summary Christian Spirituality is social -- it is about how we live our life in society and has implications for our relationships and for our actions in the personal, social, political, and religious spheres. Within the framework of a Christian understanding, the contributors to this book consider social dimensions of spirituality as part of the response to the search for a more just world. Written in readily accessible language, the first part of the book explores foundational themes such as God, Trinity, Mary, and how these inform and inspire action for justice. In the second part some specific ways in which social spirituality impacts on Christian living are considered. Women and social spirituality, The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, volunteering, attitudes towards and action for development or care of the environment, are some instances of the practical application of this understanding of spirituality. The final essay is a critique of what the author sees as inadequate approaches to spirituality. The authors are all practitioners in the field and their experience and commitment are transparent in what they write. Equally transparent is their Christian faith -- they write persuasively of how a Christian understanding of the world can motivate, nourish and sustain our efforts to bring about a more just world.
Subject Religion and sociology.
Christian sociology.
ISBN 1856074005