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 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, organisations, movements, legacy. . Resources for more in-depth study.