Christian Practical Wisdom
"Both shows and tells the neglected virtues of Christian practical wisdom" Why is the very kind of knowledge that people need to live well "practical wisdom" often the least understood, the hardest to learn, and the most devalued kind of...
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"Both shows and tells the neglected virtues of Christian practical wisdom" Why is the very kind of knowledge that people need to live well "practical wisdom" often the least understood, the hardest to learn, and the most devalued kind of knowledge? In this book five distinguished authors together examine the practical wisdom that is basic for faithful Christian living, question why it has been largely devalued, and advocate for its renewal. After first showing several concrete situations in which this kind of wisdom is visible marriage, church, community, culture, and more the authors then delve into the reasons for the decline of practical wisdom and set forth constructive cases for its renewal through biblical imagination and spiritual practice."
Christian Scharen (Ph.D., Emory University) serves as Director of the Faith as a Way of Life/Pastoral Excellence Program and Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Congregational Studies and Practical Theology at Yale Divinity School. The mission of the Faith as a Way of Life Program is to equip pastors for excellence in the central task of Christian ministry: helping to mediate faith to persons, communities, and cultures as a life-integrating and life-transforming reality.He has authored a number of books, including One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God, is a theological evocation of the Christian faith seen through the lens of the worlds biggest rock n roll band, U2. He has also authored Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership(2008), Public Worship and Public Work: Culture and Commitment in Local Congregational Life (2004), and Married in the Sight of God: Theology, Ethics, and Church Debates over Homosexuality (2001), Public Worship and Public Work. An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he has served congregations in California, Georgia, and Connecticut. Scharen lives in New Haven, Connecticut.-Editorial Review.
Cahalan teaches pastoral theology and ministry at Saint John's University School of Theology, Collegeville, Minnesota.
Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion. Her other books include In the Midst of Chaos: Care of Children as Spiritual Practice.