Appendix B.2 – Christian Leaders Who Embrace, Emulate, and/or Promote Christian Mystics

The following comes from a December 10, 2012 Lighthouse Trails article titled “100 Top Contemplative Proponents Evangelical Christians Turn To Today.” 

(http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=8359)

 

This is from 10 years of research at Lighthouse Trails. The list includes those authors who directly teach contemplative prayer as well as those who have consistently promoted contemplative prayer teachers. All of the names below are in one of these two categories:

  1. Adele Alhberg Calhoun
  2. Agnes Sanford
  3. Alan Jones
  4. Anne Lamott
  5. Anthony de Mello
  6. Basil Pennington
  7. Beatrice Bruteau
  8. Bernard of Clairvaux
  9. Beth Moore
  10. Bill Hybels
  11. Brennan Manning
  12. Brian McLaren
  13. Brother Lawrence
  14. Calvin Miller
  15. Carl McColman
  16. Chuck Smith, Jr.
  17. Dallas Willard
  18. Dan Kimball
  19. Daniel Goleman
  20. David Benner
  21. David Crowder
  22. David Steindl-Rast
  23. Desert Fathers
  24. Doug Pagitt
  25. Emilie Griffin
  26. Eugene Peterson
  27. Evelyn Underhill
  28. Gary Thomas
  29. Gerald May
  30. Gerald Sittser
  31. Henri Nouwen
  32. Hildegard of Bingen
  33. J.P. Moreland
  34. Jack Canfield
  35. James Goll
  36. Jan Johnson
  37. Jean-Nicholas Gru
  38. John Coe
  39. John Michael Talbot
  40. John Ortberg
  41. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
  42. Julian of Norwich
  43. Karl Rahner
  44. Keith Drury
  45. Ken Blanchard
  46. Ken Boa
  47. Keri Wyatt Kent
  48. Kurt Bjorklund
  49. Kyle Strobel
  50. Larry Crabb
  51. Laurie Beth Jones
  52. Leighton Ford
  53. Leonard Sweet
  54. Liz Babbs
  55. Madame Guyon
  56. Maggie & Duffy Robbins
  57. Marcus Borg
  58. Marjorie Thompson
  59. Mark Driscoll
  60. Mark Virkler
  61. Mark Yaconelli
  62. Max Lucado
  63. Meister Eckhart
  64. Michael Card
  65. Mike Bickle
  66. Mindy Caliguire
  67. Morton Kelsey
  68. Pete Greig
  69. Pete Scazzero
  70. Peter Senge
  71. Philip St. Romain
  72. Phillip Yancey
  73. Phyllis Tickle
  74. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  75. Pope Benedict XVI
  76. Richard Foster
  77. Richard Peace
  78. Richard Rohr
  79. Richard Rolle
  80. Rick Warren
  81. Rob Bell
  82. Robert Webber
  83. Ruth Haley Barton
  84. St Anthony
  85. St. Catherine of Siena
  86. St. Ignatius Loyola
  87. St. John of the Cross
  88. St. Teresa of Avila
  89. Sue Monk Kidd
  90. The Cloud of Unknowing by an Anonymous Monk
  91. Thomas Aquinas
  92. Thomas Keating
  93. Thomas Merton
  94. Tilden Edwards
  95. Todd Bentley
  96. Tony Campolo
  97. Tony Jones
  98. Tricia Rhodes
  99. William Paul Young
  100. William Shannon

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