Review of: The New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, edited by Philip Sheldrake

McKinney, S. (2007) Review of: The New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, edited by Philip Sheldrake. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 28(1), pp. 104-105. (doi:10.1080/13617670701251785)

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Abstract

The New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality appears more than 20 years after the original SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Wakefield, 1983). This is in no sense a revision of that original, but rather a new work developed to reflect “the growth of spirituality as a major academic discipline with its own methodology”. It incorporates the current view of spirituality as embracing all aspects of life rather than being limited to the ascetic and mystical, and includes articles on aspects of material culture such as clothes and food, as well as entries for sexuality, business and sport. The contributors are numerous and include academics, staff of theological colleges and seminaries, clergy, and a number of specialists in other disciplines. They represent several nations (although the majority are American or British), and a broad range of Christian traditions from the Orthodox to the Protestant church.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: McKinney, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Journal of Beliefs and Values
ISSN:1361-7672

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