Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of the Christian Scientist denomination. She was born at Bow, near Concord, N. H. She founded the first Christian Science Church at Boston in 1879, and opened the Massachusetts Metaphysical College there in 1881. She frequently appeared upon the lecture platform, and wrote much for the Christian Science publications, but is most widely known as the author of Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures. This edition includes the following writings: Unity Of Good Rudimental Divine Science Retrospection And Introspection Pulpit And Press No And Yes Poems
"Karl Rahner (1904-1984), a Jesuit priest, was one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. A major force at Vatican II, his writings effected a paradigm shift in modern theology. Yet it was the experience of prayer and a deeply mystical faith that animated and inspired his scholarly activity. In the end, Rahner's message was simple and accessible: an appeal to recognize and appropriate God's self-gift, the mystery that Christianity calls grace - a reality that is at least latent in every human mind and heart." "This anthology shows that if Rahner was an important theologian, it was because he was more fundamentally a modern spiritual master."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
At the end of the 19th century Annie Rix Militz was one of the most known spiritual leaders in the United States and soon became one of the leaders of the New Thought movement. This edition includes the following writings: Primary Lessons In Christian Living And Healing All The Way All Things Are Possible To Them That Believe Spiritual Housekeeping The Sermon On The Mount
Volume II contains Anne Dutton's once well-known and widely circulated A Discourse upon Waling with God (1735). Once read and referred to by George Whitefield, it contains spiritual insights for practical daily living. Dutton's hymns and poetry are also included in this volume. Dutton's poetry, A Narration of the Wonders of Grace (1734), was a prominent publication in her day. It contained 1,504 lines of poetry in six parts based on themes of salvation. Her biographer, J.C. Whitebrook, referred to it as her chief literary production. Sixty-one of Dutton's hymns composed on several subjects are also included in that volume. Her biographer, J.A. Jones, noted that these were written for plain and homely folk in the midland countries. Dutton's contribution to evangelical spirituality, poetry, and hymnody in the Baptist tradition is significant.
Volume 6 of Anne Dutton's works entitled, Various Works, rounds out the available letters of this prolific correspondent and spiritual writer and theologian. These collections of letters show her wide audience in the eighteenth century. Unique in this volume are her letters about the Moravian Brethren, A Postscript to a Letter lately published on the Duty and Privilege of a Believer (1746). It was directed to the Moravian Brethren and Whitefield's followers who joined them, and includes Dutton's disputes against their doctrines and practices. Dutton's wider audience included relatives and friends, and this volume includes a reprint of the 1823/24 edition by T. Bensley, Letters on Spiritual Subjects: Sent to Relations and Friends. Thus her works were read into the nineteenth century and have now been rediscovered as offering great spiritual advice and depth. Also included in this volume is her Letters Sent to a Honourable Gentleman for the Encouragement of the Faith (1743).
William Walker Atkinson was not only a pioneer of the New Thought movement but also the author of many occult and spiritual works which he published under the pseudonym of Yogi Ramacharaka. When writing under this alias he claimed to be a Hindu. Indeed, he was not, but he was imperative to make Eastern philosophy and belief known in the Western world. This compilation includes the following writings: The Life Beyond Death The Hindu-Yogi Science Of Breath Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism The Science Of Psychic Healing The Spirit of The Upanishads (The Aphorisms of the Wise) The Bhagavad Gita - The Message of the Master