Volume 6 Issue 2 FALL 2020

4 0 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 6 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 2 0 Some Patristic Inspirations for the Theological Study of Spirituality Received August 14, 2020 Revised September 8, 2020 Accepted September 10, 2020 In his paper, the author discusses the relevance of the theological study of spirituality based on early Christian literature for the contemporary theology. He particularly recalls the importance of patristic texts for promoting the ethos of dialogue in relation to non-Christian religions and argues for theological effort to reconnect theology and spirituality in theological work with special regard to ecclesiological aspect of this effort in outreaching to cultural and social aspects of Christian life. Key words Patristic spirituality, patrology, spiritual theology, ecclesiology Miloš Lichner