The Elements of the Spiritual Life

A Study in Ascetical Theology

By F.P. Harton

Introduction by Mark Carpenter-Garnier

The Elements of the Spiritual Life

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  • ISBN: 9781592449880
  • Pages: 358
  • Publication Date: 11/11/2004
  • Retail Price: $38.00
Web Price: $30.40
Web Price: $30.40

The Elements of the Spiritual Life

A Study in Ascetical Theology

By F.P. Harton

Introduction by Mark Carpenter-Garnier

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  • ISBN: 9781592449880
  • Pages: 358
  • Publication Date: 11/11/2004
  • Retail Price: $38.00
Web Price: $30.40

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"My aim in writing this book has been to give to my brethren of the Anglican Communion what we do not at present possess, a comprehensive study of the Christian spiritual life. The need of such a work is becoming increasingly clear; there are signs in many quarters of a real desire for the spiritual life, and priests are beginning to discover the vital and practical importance of a knowledge of ascetical theology. . . .
"The plan of the book is simple. Part I deals with the action of God in the soul by grace; Part II with the human resistance to the divine will and the means whereby that resistance may be overcome; Part III is a brief outline of the divine economy of the sacraments; Part IV is concerned with the life of prayer, and in Part V we consider the end of the spiritual life and the ways by which that end may be reached, concluding with a chapter on the guidance of souls with some consideration of the qualities of the ideal director."
--from the Preface

Contributors-

F.P. Harton
Mark Carpenter-Garnier

Bio(s)-

Frederic Percy Harton (1889-1958) was Dean of Wells (England). He is also the author of 'The Faith that Abides,' 'Life in Christ, 'The Mystery of the Cross,' 'Notes on Mental Prayer,' and 'The Pictorial History of Wells Cathedral.'

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