A Mini History of Christian Spirituality

Second Lenten lecture Summary 17.3.2014 – SS Anselm and Cecilia, London

A Mini History of Christian Spirituality

 With the help of four diagrams!

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The theologian Karl Adam summed up early Christian Spirituality  with the words ‘Christ 12th-century_painters_-_The_Tree_of_Jesse_-_WGA15728Our Brother’. Imagine it as a circle with Christ at its centre, radiating the infinite love that has been transposed into human loving in his own risen and glorified body. Those who choose to receive it are drawn back into him, to begin the journey back whence they came into the fullness of the Father’s love, (which is the Holy Spirit) that endlessly passes to and from between him and his son. Choosing to receive this love means choosing to observe the first of the New Commandments by loving God in, with, and through Christ. This enables his love to enter, ever more fully into us, so that we can observe the second of the new  commandments, ….read on

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