The Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St. John of the Cross

The Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St. John of the Cross By Rowan Williams, The Wound of Knowledge Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St John of the Cross The Wound of Knowledge is a penetrating psychological and intellectual analysis of Christian spirituality
  • Title: The Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St. John of the Cross
  • Author: Rowan Williams
  • ISBN: 9781561010479
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St. John of the Cross By Rowan Williams, The Wound of Knowledge is a penetrating psychological and intellectual analysis of Christian spirituality.
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    1. Rowan Williams

      Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth, is an Anglican bishop, poet, and theologian He was Archbishop of Canterbury from December 2002 2012, and is now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and Chancellor of the University of South Wales.

    186 thoughts on “The Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St. John of the Cross”

    1. Williams writes a selected history of Christian spirituality from the New Testament to St John of the Cross It highlights particular thinkers and is heavy on the emphasis of suffering, of darkness, of the wounding coming from the Christian life, and the transformation such wounding can provide If we believe we can experience our healing without deepening our hurt, we have understood nothing of the roots of our faith 11 Not to make it sound dour as it is a delightful delving into a spirituality o [...]


    2. This is a stunning book, both in terms of the way Williams is able to cogently explain so much of the movement of Christian spirituality over the centuries and also in the really beautiful nature of his prose It was soul nourishing much like the Christian Wiman book My Bright Abyss I read recently and it also made my brain feel two sizes bigger in a good way Highly recommended The chapters on Augustine and St John of the Cross especially blew me away.


    3. How Spiritual can you be Does the Christian church have anything to offer any about Spirituality Did it ever In Christian Spirituality, Rowan Williams traces the history of spiritual thought from the New Testament to St John of the Cross, a period of almost 1600 years about two hundred pages That in of itself should tell you what sort of book we are in for.This book was originally written when the Archbishop of Canterbury was only 29 years old Now I m starting to feel a bit of the crunch on me W [...]


    4. A very thorough reading in early theological formation This was far intensely academic than anticipated not saying that s a bad thing at all This was my first encounter with Williams He covers the Church Fathers very well, digging into the important players in the early development of Christian Spiritual theology Ignatius, Iranaeus, Origen, the Cappadocians, Augustine etc Where he comes up short, in my opinion is the huge jump from the early 6th century to the 12th He provides very little on an [...]


    5. 3.5, rounded up for the possibility of partial re reads This is a unique history of the Christian religion Williams focuses in on the spiritual questions and struggles that were prominent from the religion s founding to the Counter Reformation He does this through the lens of the most famous theologians in each era, teasing out how they relate to their predecessors and what they added to the conversation It s a good overview and in certainly helped me see connections I wouldn t have seen otherwi [...]


    6. This book provides just what it promises a history of Christian spirituality from Paul on through over 1500 years to St John of the Cross Included in this overview are all sorts of greats Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther Don t let overview fool you though, this is not necessarily an easy read That is not to say it is too difficult either, it is just that if you see spirituality and think simplistic, this is not It is spiritual theology Anyway, Williams is a fantastic writer [...]


    7. Fantastic introduction to the history of spirituality and some of the great figures that have shaped the Christian traditions I enjoyed how W explores the deep motivations and desires of the people he presents I will try to post a couple of quotes later.


    8. Read for Theology of Spiritual Formation with Chelle StearnsInformative of progression of theology through the early church, but written densely Great for information, not for pleasure Personally see my AnnBib on it


    9. An insightful discussion of the first 1600 years of Christian spirituality Williams draws out the continuities and changes between traditions and eras very well A must read for the scholar of Christian spirituality today.



    10. The strength of Williams s book is the clarity by which he expresses the flow of the spiritual movements through Christian history He weaves a seamless tapestry of this rich and varied tradition.


    11. I had a hard time getting started with this book but I m glad I stuck with it There is a lot here too much to absorb in one reading I ll be coming back to this one.


    12. Good book It took me a while given that I am not as familiar with the source material alluded to in nearly every sentence But worth a read


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