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Calling All Years Good by
Publication Date: 2017-06-01
A uniquely comprehensive discussion of vocation from infancy to old age Do infants have a vocation? Do Alzheimer's patients? In popular culture, vocation is often reduced to adult work or church ministry. Rarely do we consider childhood or old age as crucial times for commencing or culminating a life of faith in response to God's calling. This book addresses that gap by showing how vocation emerges and evolves over the course of an entire lifetime. The authors cover six of life's distinct seasons, weaving together personal narrative, developmental theory, case studies, and spiritual practices. Calling All Years Good grounds the discussion of vocation in concrete realities and builds a cohesive framework for understanding calling throughout all of life.
The Faith of Girls by
Publication Date: 2011-08-28
Exploring the spirituality and faith of girls on the verge of adolescence, Phillips presents fresh insights into children's spirituality and their transition to adulthood. Phillips has listened to girls' speaking on the themes of self, God, church and world, and reflected on their experiences and understandings in the light of current thinking, all placed into dialogue with a feminist approach to contemporary theology and the bible. This book will appeal to all those exploring areas of youth ministry, pastoral care, Christian education, nurture and childhood studies, psychology and theology.
Gender, Religion and Spirituality by
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
Religion and spirituality are central to women's and men's lives across the world, yet mainstream development policy and practice rarely takes account of this. This collection of articles explores the complex links between social and economic development and religious and spiritual belief and assesses the cost to development of ignoring these links. Writers of many faiths, and of none, explore the scope for promoting women's rights and needs offered by religious belief and practice, and analyze feminist responses to fundamentalist regimes which use religious doctrine to justify women's oppression. This book will be of interest to students and academics in the field of development studies, women's studies, philosophy and religion, as well as to development practitioners.
A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation by
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
Evan Howard, a noted authority on Christian spirituality, provides a holistic, accessible, and informed introduction to Christian spiritual formation written from a broadly evangelical perspective. Howard joins Scripture with themes of community, spirit, formation, and mission in a single integrative guide. The book includes helpful features such as figures, charts, chapter overviews, and formation-focused questions. Its evangelical-ecumenical and global perspectives will appeal to a wide audience. Resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
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.