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Jul 3, 2017

We all want God’s best for our lives.  We want to grow spiritually.  We want to become all God has made us to be.  We really want that!

But we often don’t know how. 

Because of the importance of spiritual maturity, Christians have always, since the days Jesus walked with His disciples, sought to understand what spirituality is and how to get it.

Spiritual maturity is the goal-- and spiritual formation is the means to that goal.

Depending on the time in history, Christians have historically looked at spiritual formation through different approaches.  This has led to what may be identified as five historical movements in Christian Spirituality.

Each of these continue to have influence today, though some are very old. No such history is perfect, but these markers at least provide a context to thinking about spirituality and how it is viewed.

Five Major Movements in Christian Spirituality

Learn about these five major approaches to Christian spirituality in this episode of Podcast Seminary.

1. The Desert Fathers (Monastic, with Orthodox and Roman Catholic Spirituality)

2. The Protestant Reformation (Reformation Spirituality)

3. Evangelical Movement (Modern Evangelical Spirituality)

4. Charismatic Movement (Charismatic Spirituality)

5. Spiritual Formation Movement (Christian Formation and Renovare' Movement)