The IVP Pocket Reference series: Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

Editor/Author Thorsen, Don
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $45.00
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ISBN: 978-0-8308-4967-3
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

An A to Z introduction and resource for curious newcomers and novice students of spirituality.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Biblical References and Abbreviations
  • A
  • abandonment, spiritual
  • Abba (Aram., “father”)
  • abiding in Christ
  • absolution
  • activist spirituality
  • ACTS (prayer)
  • administration, gift of
  • adoration
  • Advent
  • affection
  • agapē
  • amen
  • amulet
  • angels
  • antinomianism
  • apologetic spirituality
  • apostleship, gift of
  • arts
  • asceticism
  • ashram, Christian
  • assurance of salvation
  • Augustinianism
  • B
  • baptism
  • baptism, believer's
  • baptism, infant (or paedobaptism)
  • baptism with the Holy Spirit
  • basic prayer
  • beatific vision
  • beatitude, beatitudes
  • bedtime prayer
  • belief
  • Benedictine spirituality
  • benediction
  • Bible
  • biographies, spiritual
  • black spirituality
  • blessing
  • bondage
  • Book of Common Prayer
  • bread
  • breath prayer
  • C
  • calendar, Christian (Christian Year, Church Year, or Liturgical Year)
  • calling
  • calling, effectual
  • candles, prayer (or votive candles)
  • canticle
  • Carmelite spirituality
  • catechism
  • celebration
  • celibacy
  • centering prayer
  • cessationism
  • chalice
  • chant
  • charism
  • charismatic movement
  • chrismation
  • Christ, Jesus
  • Christ-centered prayer (or Christocentric prayer)
  • Christian
  • Christian year
  • Christlikeness
  • Christmas
  • Christology
  • church
  • church walk (or cross walk)
  • Church year
  • collect
  • commissioning prayer
  • Communion (Holy Communion)
  • communion of saints
  • compassion
  • Compline
  • concert of prayer
  • conference, Christian
  • confession (of belief)
  • confession (of sin)
  • confessional
  • confidentiality
  • confirmation
  • congregational prayer
  • consecrate
  • consolation and desolation
  • constant prayer
  • contemplation
  • contemplative spirituality
  • contextuality of spirituality
  • continuationism
  • conversational prayer
  • conversion
  • corporate prayer (or collective prayer, group prayer)
  • courage (or fortitude)
  • covenant
  • covenant prayer
  • creation-centered spirituality
  • creed
  • cross
  • cross, sign of the (or crossing oneself)
  • crucified with Christ
  • crying prayer
  • D
  • dance, liturgical
  • dancing prayer
  • dark night of the soul
  • day of obligation, holy
  • day of prayer
  • dedication
  • deification
  • demon
  • desert elders/fathers
  • desolation
  • detachment, spiritual
  • Devotio Moderna (modern devotion)
  • devotion
  • devotional
  • devotions
  • discernment
  • discernment, gift of
  • disciple
  • discipline of the secret (Lat., disciplina arcani)
  • disciplines, spiritual
  • divine appointment
  • Divine Liturgy
  • dying, art of
  • E
  • Easter
  • ecstasy
  • ecumenism
  • edification
  • encouragement
  • enthusiasm
  • eschatology
  • eternal life
  • eternity
  • Eucharist
  • evangelical
  • evangelism, gift of
  • evil
  • examen (or daily examen)
  • exhortation, gift of
  • exorcism
  • experience
  • extrasensory perception
  • F
  • faith
  • faith development
  • faith, gift of
  • familial spirituality
  • fasting
  • feast
  • feast days
  • fellowship
  • feminist spirituality
  • fervent prayer
  • festival
  • fire
  • five-finger prayer
  • flagellation
  • flesh, in the
  • footwashing
  • formation, spiritual
  • four-stranded garland, the
  • free prayer
  • freedom, human (or free will)
  • friendship
  • frugality
  • fruit of the Spirit
  • G
  • gentleness
  • genuflection
  • geography, spiritual
  • gift of the Holy Spirit
  • gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • giving, gift of
  • giving aid, gift of
  • Glory Be
  • glory, glorification
  • glōssolalia
  • gnosticism
  • God
  • godliness
  • golden rule
  • gospel
  • grace
  • grace, common
  • grace, effectual
  • grace, irresistible
  • grace, justifying (or saving grace)
  • grace, means of
  • grace prayer (or saying grace)
  • grace, prevenient
  • grace, resistible
  • grace, sanctifying
  • Great Commission
  • grieving
  • group prayer
  • H
  • habit
  • hagiography
  • Hail Mary
  • hands, laying on of
  • healing
  • healing, faith
  • healing, gifts of
  • helps, gift of
  • “Here I am.”
  • hesychasm
  • high church, low church
  • higher life movement
  • holiness movement
  • holiness spirituality
  • holistic spirituality
  • holy
  • holy day
  • Holy Spirit
  • Holy Week
  • hope
  • hospitality
  • hourly prayer
  • Hours (canonical Hours, liturgy of the Hours)
  • human, humanity
  • humility
  • humor
  • hymns
  • I
  • icon
  • icon prayer
  • Ignatian spirituality
  • ignorance, spiritual
  • illumination
  • image, imagery
  • image of God (Lat., imago Dei)
  • imagination, spiritual
  • imitation of Christ
  • imprecatory prayer
  • in Christ
  • incarnation
  • inclusive-language prayers
  • infused prayer
  • inner light
  • intellect
  • intercession
  • interreligious prayer (or interfaith prayer)
  • J
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus, in the name of
  • Jesus Prayer (Prayer to Jesus)
  • journal, spiritual
  • journaling prayers
  • journey, spiritual
  • joy
  • justice
  • justification
  • K
  • kenosis
  • kingdom of God, kingdom of heaven
  • kiss, holy
  • kneeling
  • knowledge, gift of
  • koinōnia
  • L
  • labyrinth
  • ladder, spiritual
  • lament
  • law
  • lectio divina
  • lectionary
  • Lent
  • liberation
  • listening prayer
  • litany
  • liturgical spirituality
  • liturgical year
  • liturgy
  • “Lord have mercy.”
  • Lord's Prayer
  • Lord's Supper
  • Lordship of Jesus Christ
  • love
  • love, disinterested
  • love feast (or agapē feast)
  • love, overflowing (Ger., quellende Liebe)
  • love, perfect
  • low church
  • M
  • Magnificat
  • mapping a spiritual journey
  • Marian spirituality (or Marian devotion)
  • marriage
  • marriage, spiritual
  • martyr
  • Mary
  • Mass (or Holy Mass)
  • Matins
  • maturity, spiritual
  • meditation
  • memorization
  • mendicant spirituality
  • men's spirituality
  • mental prayer
  • mentor, spiritual
  • mind
  • miracle
  • miracles, working of, gift of
  • monasticism
  • monk
  • mortify, mortification
  • music
  • mystery
  • mystic
  • mysticism
  • N
  • naming and claiming
  • new birth
  • new self
  • Nicene Creed
  • numerology
  • O
  • obedience
  • Offices
  • oil, anointing with
  • open theology (or open theism)
  • ordination
  • Our Father
  • Oxford movement
  • P
  • passion
  • patience
  • peace
  • Pelagianism
  • penance
  • penitence
  • Pentecost
  • Pentecostal spirituality (or Charismatic spirituality)
  • Pentecostalism
  • perfect, perfection
  • perfection, counsels of
  • perseverance of the saints
  • petition
  • Pietism
  • pilgrimage
  • poetry
  • popcorn prayer
  • poverty
  • practice of the presence of God
  • praise
  • pray, prayer
  • pray and work (Lat., ora et labora)
  • prayer, affirmative
  • prayer alerts
  • prayer as thanksgiving
  • prayer, asking
  • prayer at mealtime
  • prayer bench
  • prayer chain
  • prayer closet
  • prayer education
  • prayer, extemporaneous
  • prayer for healing
  • prayer for the dead
  • prayer language, private
  • prayer list
  • prayer meeting
  • prayer of aspiration
  • prayer of blessing
  • prayer of forgiveness
  • prayer of silence
  • prayer partners
  • prayer positions (or postures)
  • prayer, remembering
  • prayer, repetitive
  • prayer request
  • prayer room
  • prayer, sensual
  • prayer, singing
  • prayer time
  • prayer, twenty-four-hour
  • prayer, unanswered
  • prayer, vocal
  • prayer walk
  • prayer, welcoming
  • prayer without ceasing
  • praying in tongues
  • praying the alphabet
  • praying the Bible
  • praying the Hours
  • preaching
  • predestination
  • prophecy
  • prophecy, gift of
  • prophetic prayer
  • prosperity theology
  • prostrate prayer
  • providence
  • prudence
  • psalm/psalms
  • Psalms, book of
  • purgatory
  • purification (and purgation)
  • Puritans
  • Q
  • questioning prayer
  • quietism
  • R
  • reading, spiritual
  • reason
  • recitation
  • recollection
  • reconciliation
  • redemption
  • regeneration
  • relaxation exercises
  • relics
  • repent, repentance
  • repentance after justification
  • responsive reading
  • resurrection
  • retreat (and advance)
  • revival meeting
  • rite
  • ritual
  • rosary
  • rule of life
  • Rule of Benedict
  • S
  • sacrament
  • sacred
  • Sacred Heart
  • sacrifice (or self-sacrifice)
  • saint
  • saint, patron
  • saints, communion of
  • salvation
  • salvation, order of (Lat., ordo salutis)
  • sanctification
  • sanctification, entire
  • sanctification, initial
  • Satan (or devil)
  • Scripture (or Scriptures)
  • Scripture, meditation on
  • Scripture, rereading
  • secrecy (or confidentiality)
  • See You at the Pole
  • self-control
  • self-examination
  • semi-Augustinianism
  • senses (sensate spirituality)
  • Serenity Prayer
  • servant
  • service
  • service (or serving), gift of
  • sex, sexuality
  • shalom
  • Shema
  • shepherding, gift of
  • silence
  • simplicity
  • sin
  • sing, singing
  • sins, seven deadly
  • solitude
  • song, spiritual
  • soul
  • Soul of Christ (Lat., Anima Christi)
  • space, sacred
  • spirit
  • Spirit, filled with the (or Spirit-filled)
  • Spirit, full of the
  • Spirit, Holy
  • Spirit, in the
  • spiritual
  • spiritual direction
  • spiritual director
  • spiritual disciplines
  • spiritual exercises
  • spiritual exercises of Ignatius
  • spiritual formation
  • spiritual warfare
  • spiritualism
  • spirituality
  • stations of the cross (or way of the cross)
  • story
  • studious spirituality
  • study
  • suffering
  • suffering, prayer in
  • Sunday
  • supplication
  • symbols
  • T
  • Taizé
  • teaching
  • temperance
  • temptation
  • testimony
  • thanksgiving
  • thanksgiving prayer
  • theosis
  • time, sacred
  • tongues, gift of
  • tongues, interpretation of
  • tongues, interpretation of, gift of
  • tongues, speaking in (or tongues speaking)
  • tradition, traditions
  • transfiguration
  • trial
  • trinitarian formula
  • Trinity
  • twelve-step spirituality
  • U
  • union with Christ
  • unitive way
  • V
  • Vespers
  • via media (Lat., “middle way”)
  • Virgin Mary
  • virtue
  • virtues, cardinal
  • virtues, seven (seven heavenly virtues)
  • virtues, theological
  • vision of God
  • vivification
  • vocation
  • volition
  • W
  • war, holy
  • warfare, spiritual
  • water
  • What would Jesus do? (or WWJD)
  • wilderness
  • will of God
  • wine
  • wisdom (or prudence)
  • wisdom, gift of
  • women's spirituality
  • word of faith
  • work
  • worship
  • Z
  • Zion
  • About the Author