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The Christian Theology Reader by
Publication Date: 1995-10-16
Designed to make available some 280 seminal texts from the entire Christian tradition, cross-referenced and indexed for ease of reference. All readings prior to 1800 have been specially translated to ensure consistency of translation and ease of reading in English. Each chapter includes an introduction outlining historical and theological issues and thinkers, and the individual readings are prefaced with an introduction and followed where necessary by notes on translation and interpretation. Also included is a full glossary, suggestions for further reading and biographical details of theologians cited.
Maturity and the Quest for Spiritual Meaning by
Publication Date: 1988-06-03
This book is the outcome of two symposia, 'Maturity, Spirituality, and Theological Reconstruction' and 'Maturity in Ministry,' sponsored by Maturity Studies Institute, Inc. The following chapters are papers originally presented at these two symposia: Foundations of Meaning-Making; Life and Crises of Meaning-Making; and Maturity and Meaningful Ministry. This book is unique in its interdisciplinary nature using the concept of maturity as a tool to integrate the theological curriculum. It relates maturity to the biblical field, history, theology, preaching, administration, counseling, spirituality, psychology, and ethics.
Practicing Theology by
Publication Date: 2001-10-26
In a time when academic theology often neglects the lived practices of the Christian community, this volume seeks to bring balance to the situation by showing the dynamic link between the task of theology and the practices of the Christian life. The work of thirteen first-rate theologians from several cultural and Christian perspectives, these informed and informative essays explore the relationship between Christian theology and practice in the daily lives of believers, in the ministry of Christian communities, and as a needed focus within Christian education. Contributors: " Dorothy C. Bass Nancy Bedford Gilbert Bond Sarah Coakley Craig Dykstra Reinhard Hütter L. Gregory Jones Serene Jones Amy Plantinga Pauw Christine Pohl Kathryn Tanner Miroslav Volf Tammy Williams"
Spiritual Direction and the Encounter with God by
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Is what we call "the encounter with God" merely a depth experience of the psyche or does it have a specific theological character? In this revised edition of his best selling book, William Barry shows how it it possible to understand an encounter with the Triune God in this world, and how that process can be interpreted and aided by a spiritual director. Using the insights of John Macmurray and John Smith, Barry describes how a relationship with God develops and how one can discern whether a particular experience is from God or not. This understanding of religious experience comes from a theology of community, communal discernment and ministry in the church. This book will be helpful to spiritual directors, educators and theologians, as well as all educated seekers desiring a deeper relationship with God. In this revised edition, the author has added reflections on God's presence to suffering and evil and to evildoers, updated the bibliography, and freshened his examples for the 21st-century reader.
Spirituality and Theology by
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
Philip Sheldrake believes we cannot separate the Doctrine of God from our own personal faith and spiritual experience. He argues that we must bridge the divide between love and knowledge in our approach to God. To make discussion of the relationship between spirituality and theology more precise he reflects specifically on the doctrine of the Trinity, affirming throughout that Trinitarian faith is central to the coherence of Christian Spirituality.
Spirituality and Theology by
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
This collection of essays honors the work of Diogenes Allen, one of the leading theologians in the United States during the twentieth century. The list of contributors from the fields of theology, spirituality, and ethics demonstrate how Allen's work remains fresh, invigorating, and provocative today. Interdisciplinary by design, this collection makes an important addition to graduate and seminary classes.
Spirituality Searching for Theology by
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Many religious seekers in our time do not understand church doctrines or fail to see the bearing of such doctrines on their immediate lives. For such people, Christian spirituality can offer a more pertinent and fulfilling avenue toward faith. In treating the Christian story of creation, the life of Jesus, the history of the church, eschatology and more, Roger Haight suggests ways in which spirituality-the cultivation of a relationship with the transcendent-can lead spiritual seekers to open-ended questions of theology. Book jacket.
The Spiritual Revolution by
Publication Date: 2005-01-14
Comparing existing evidence from the USA and Europe, with a UK-based study of religion and spirituality, this fascinating book addresses the most pressing question in the study of religion today: are new forms of spirituality overtaking traditional forms of religion? Based on the detailed study of religion and spirituality in Kendal, UK Compares pioneering findings from Kendal with existing evidence from the USA and Europe Provides a theoretical perspective which explains both secularization and sacralization Offers some startling predictions about the future of religion and spirituality in the west Is written in an accessible and lively style, and will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the future direction of belief in the western world.