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Four Views on Christian Spirituality (Counterpoints Series)

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A comparison of the Easter Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal Protestant perspectives on Christian spirituality that focuses on the Church's search for identity, meaning and significance in its attempt to cultivate the with-God life.


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A comparison of the Easter Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal Protestant perspectives on Christian spirituality that focuses on the Church's search for identity, meaning and significance in its attempt to cultivate the with-God life.


Spirituality, or the cultivation of the with-God life, lies at the heart of what it means to be a Christian in the body of Christ. Bored by consumerism, satiated by sensualism, stressed-out by technology and depressed by the loss of the transcendent in life, people today are turning from the scientific ?what? and ?how? to the transcendent ?who? and ?why.? Indeed, the spiritually inclined represent one of America's largest ?faiths.? Interest in spirituality within the church thus is not a fleeting fad but a return to historic Christian roots. A book that focuses on the Church's search for identity, meaning and significance as interpreted by the major Christian traditions possesses considerable relevance to many in our day. Perspectives include the Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal Protestant viewpoints. Currently, there exists no work that contains a side-by-side comparison of the major perspectives on spirituality as found within these Christian traditions. As such, there is great need for a volume that will examine and compare how the Church views and understands the topic of spirituality. In order to maintain a balance in content from the various traditions, contributors will focus their entries on the following areas: definition and key emphases of spirituality in their tradition; the relation of spirituality to spiritual formation; the means, disciplines or regimens by which spirituality is achieved; the ultimate goal of spirituality; and the role of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Church in the process of spiritual growth.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 352394
  • Product Code 9780310591894
  • ISBN 0310591899
  • EAN 9780310591894
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date May 2012
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 2.47 MB (EPUB)

Scott Hahn

A highly sought-after speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Scott Hahn is one of the foremost Scriputure scholars as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A popular writer, speaker, and teacher, he has authored numerous books and articles in lay and academic publications including The Lamb's Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Kinship by Covenant, and coauthor of Rome Sweet Home. Hahn is also the general editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology.

Bradley Nassif

Bradley Nassif (PhD, Fordham University) is a professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University, Chicago, IL. He is the co-editor of The Philokalia: Exploring a Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality and general editor of New Perspectives on Historical Theology: Essays in Memory of John Meyendorff.

Bruce A Demarest

Bruce Demarest (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is professor of Christian formation at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. He is author of Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture (Navpress; 2010 with Keith Mathews); Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development (InterVarsity Press, 2009) The Human Person in Theology & Psychology (with Jim Beck, Kregel, 2005); Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director: (Navpress, 2003); Satisfy Your Soul: Restoring the Heart of Christian Spirituality (Navpress, 1999); The Cross & Salvation (Crossway, 1997); Integrative Theology (with Gordon Lewis, Zondervan, 1994); General Revelation (Zondervan, 1982) and Who Is Jesus? (Scripture Press/Victor, 1978).
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