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Cambridge Platonist Spirituality (Classics of Western Spirituality), Charles Taliaferro, Alison J. Teply
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Author:    Charles Taliaferro, Alison J. Teply

Title:   Cambridge Platonist Spirituality (Classics of Western Spirituality)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Paulist Press October 2004

ISBN Number:    0809140381 / 9780809140381

Seller ID:   126360

This latest addition to the Classics of Western Civilization series introduces the reader to a mid-seventeenth century group of priests, theologians, philosophers and poets known as the Cambridge Platonists. Writing in a time of great political and religious conflict in England, this diverse group searched for an integrated and tolerant form of Christian spirituality. This spirituality was based on a blending of principles flowing from the philosophically-derived, generally inaccessible ''Creator'' of Plato and revelation from the personal Christian God of love and grace. Thus, a marriage of faith and reason was sought. Post seventeenth-century theology that celebrates the ''sweet reasonableness'' of the Christian faith clearly contains strong echoes of these original thinkers' work. Little regarded in modern times, this unique collection of writings -- besides being interesting in its own right -- offers a provocative model for a reconciliation of ''rationalistic'' and ''pietistic'' spiritualities, and the lines along which authentic Christian ecumenism might proceed.

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