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Fascinating profiles of the most important spiritual leaders of the past one hundred years. An invaluable reference of twentieth-century religion and an inspiring resource for spiritual challenge today. The result of a nationwide survey of experts in leading universities and seminaries, as well as leading representatives of dozens of religious traditions and spiritual persuasions, this authoritative list of seventy-five includes martyrs and mystics, intellectuals and charismatics from East and West. Their lives and wisdom are now easily accessible in this inspiring volume. A celebration of the human spirit, ideal for both seekers and believers, the curious and the passionate, thinkers and doers, Spiritual Innovators is an authoritative guide to the most creative spiritual ideas and actions of the past century--a challenge for us today. An empowering guide to the most creative spiritual ideas of the past century, and a challenge for today, Spiritual Innovators profiles seventy-five remarkable people together in one accessible volume. Each profile includes: * Synopsis of innovator’s life and the evolution of their spiritual leadership and influence. * Inspiring quotes--words of wisdom indicative of the innovator’s life and teachings. * A guide to further examination of their works, ideas, organizations, movements, legacy. * Resources for more in-depth study. Spiritual innovators covered: Chögyam Trungpa Mary Daly Mary Baker Eddy Robert Funk G. I. Gurdjieff Aimee Semple McPherson Elijah Muhammad Bhaktivedanta Prabuphada Bertrand Russell Zalman Schachter-Shalomi William J. Seymour Shirdi Sai Baba Starhawk Desmond Tutu Abdu’l Bahá Daniel Berrigan Dietrich Bonhoeffer Abraham Isaac Kook C. S. Lewis Huston Smith D. T. Suzuki Simone Weil Dorothy Day Catherine de Hueck Doherty Maha Ghosananda Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas Mother Teresa Walter Rauschenbusch Albert Schweitzer Robert Holbrook Smith Thich Nhat Hanh Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Black Elk Deepak Chopra Bede Griffiths Hazrat Inayat Khan J. Krishnamurti Meher Baba Seyyed Hossein Nasr Paramahansa Yogananda Andrew Weil Ajahn Chah Thomas Keating Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Thomas Merton Pema Chödrön Ramana Maharshi Seung Sahn Shunryu Suzuki --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.