Understanding your spiritual roots plays a vital role in defining your identity as a Christian. Understanding the spiritual roots of the world around you is just as vital to evangelism. The writings and teachings that powerfully affect your daily life may not be the ones that touch the person living across the street, sitting at the desk next to you, or even shaking your hand at church.
You only control half the process of communication. When words of love, wisdom, and counsel leave your mouth, they enter the interpretive system of the listener. That’s why it’s so important to understand the foundations of others’ beliefs—whether they’re part of similar traditions or different religions entirely.
And that’s why the Classics of Western Spirituality Bundle is such a powerful resource. It’s an entire library of spiritual writings from multiple faith traditions—poetry, songs, essays, theological treatises, meditations, mystical biographies, philosophical explorations, and more. You’ll get a diverse range of classic works, not only by famous authors like Augustine and Martin Luther but also by lesser-known (but still extremely important) writers like Maximus the Confessor and Moses de León.
Not only does the collection give you everything you need to discover the roots of your own beliefs and delve into their foundational texts—it also helps you find common ground to engage people who ascribe to beliefs you don’t share. You’ll be able to identify the specific differences between Christian traditions, Judaism, Islam, and a variety of Native American religions—knowledge that makes you more effective as an evangelist.
Three valuable collections in one must-have bundle
The Classics of Western Spirituality Bundle gives you three great collections from Paulist Press:
The Pre-Reformation Christianity collection packs the first 15 centuries of Christian spirituality into 55 volumes of powerful scholarship. From Origen and the postapostolic era to Johannes Tauler and the eve of the Reformation, this collection engages the core texts that led up to one of the most significant spiritual events in history—and deeply impacted the spiritual climate of Christianity for centuries to come.
2. Post-Reformation Christianity
The Post-Reformation Christianity collection offers the defining works from the Reformation through modern Christianity. You’ll find some of the biggest names in Christian theology, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Henry Newman. You’ll also discover some lesser-known gems, like Jeanne Guyon, Miguel de Molinos, and Elisabeth Leseur.
The 27 volumes in the Judaism, Islam, and Native American Religions collection provide perspective on these important spiritual traditions. For Christians, studying the theological works of people like Fakhruddin Iraqi, Sharafuddin Maneri, and Nachman of Bratslav will both highlight the radical differences between Christianity and other religions and reveal the common ground.
Explore the spiritual landscape of the Western world
Across 26 volumes and over 45,000 pages, the Classics of Western Spirituality Bundle provides unparalleled coverage of the Western world’s dominant religious perspectives. And right now, this massive bundle is available on Pre-Pub for 21% off!
Take advantage of this special price while you still can—when the collection leaves Pre-Pub, these savings will expire forever.