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Ancient Christian Devotional: Lectionary Cycle a

Paperback|Apr 2007
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All too often, modern devotionals overlook the great riches of Christian spirituality found in the writings of the ancient Church Fathers. This book makes these timelessly relevant texts available to a modern readership. Drink deeply of the insights of Ambrose,...


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All too often, modern devotionals overlook the great riches of Christian spirituality found in the writings of the ancient Church Fathers. This book makes these timelessly relevant texts available to a modern readership. Drink deeply of the insights of Ambrose, Hilary, John Chrysostom, and a host of others in these weekly readings, following the lectionary cycle. 293 pages, from IVP.

"To search the sacred Scripture is very good and most profitable for the soul. For, 'like a tree which is planted near the running waters,' so does the soul watered by sacred Scripture also grow hearty and bear fruit in due season," writes John of Damascus in Orthodox Faith (4.17). By helping us to read holy writings with ancient eyes, the church fathers help us drink deeply from the only water that can give us true life. Edited by Cindy Crosby and Thomas C. Oden, this guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) with a simple structure for either daily or weekly reading and prayer. Included are 52 weeks of readings following cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary. You can read through them in order or by thematic interest. Each day you will also find a simple opening and closing prayer drawn from the prayers and hymns of the ancient church. Market/Audience Devotional readers Readers of church history Worship team participants and leaders Features and Benefits Connected to cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary Brief biographies of the church fathers are provided Organized for weekly use so that you can go through the readings at your own pace each day or just once a week
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"To search the sacred Scripture is very good and most profitable for the soul. For, 'like a tree which is planted near the running waters,' so does the soul watered by sacred Scripture also grow hearty and bear fruit in due season," writes John of Damascus inOrthodox Faith (4.17).By helping us to read holy writings with ancient eyes, the church fathers help us drink deeply from the only water that can give us true life. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer. There are fifty-two weeks of readings following the weekly lectionary cycle A. You can read through them in order or by thematic interest. Each day you will also find a simple opening and closing prayer drawn from the prayers and hymns of the ancient church.Come and find the deep nourishment God offers through the insights of this "cloud of witnesses"--the ancient church fathers.
-Publisher

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Thomas C Oden

Thomas C. Oden (Ph.D., Yale University) recently retired as Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture; Ancient Christian Texts and Ancient Christian Doctrine Set and author of numerous theological works, including a three-volume systematic theology

Cindy Crosby

Cindy Crosby is the author of four books, including By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer and The Ancient Devotion Series. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Books & Culture, Mars Hill Review and Publishers Weekly. She frequently speaks and teaches on the relationships between faith, writing and the natural world.

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  • Introduction
  • Devotionals
  • Ancient Christian Commentary Citations
  • Prayer Citations
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Index Of Names And Sources

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