This volume, edited by Jeffrey P. Greenman and George Kalantzis, marks another compilation from the Wheaton Theology Conference. 2009's event produced the wealth of work represented here exploring the theological foundations for a faithful approach to the church practices that...
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This volume, edited by Jeffrey P. Greenman and George Kalantzis, marks another compilation from the Wheaton Theology Conference. 2009's event produced the wealth of work represented here exploring the theological foundations for a faithful approach to the church practices that contribute to spiritual formation, that is, to our sanctification in the power of the Holy Spirit. Including essays from keynote speakers Dallas Willard and Gordon Fee as well as contributing essays by noted presenters such as Chris Hall, David Gushee, Linda Cannell, Cherith Fee Nordling and Lawrence Cunningham, this book offers a stimulating exploration of the historical, biblical and theological dimensions of spiritual formation. It will be of special interest to those who serve as pastors, spiritual directors, church ministry leaders and Christian educators.
George Kalantzis (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His research and writing interests focus on the dynamic relationship between the written documents and their interpretation in early Christianity, paying particular attention to the development of Christological and Trinitarian thought, as well as the interplay of classical Greco-Roman and early Christian philosophical understandings of anthropology and biblical hermeneutics.
For the past ten years Kalantzis has taught seminary and doctoral students as they were preparing to engage the world and the Church. He and his wife share this goal and vision with their Chicago area congregation where they serve in missions, the worship arts programs, and in adult and children's education.
Jeffrey Greenman (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. He is a co-author with George Sumner of Unwearied Praises: Exploring Christian Faith through Classic Hymns and is a co-editor for the books The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries; Reading Romans through the Centuries: From the Early Church to Karl Barth and Teach Me Your Paths: Studies in Old Testament Literature and Theology.
- This Volume, Edited By Jeffrey P. Greenman And George Kalantzis, Marks Another Compilation From The Wheaton Theology Conference. 2009's Event Produced The Wealth Of Work Represented Here Exploring The Theological Foundations For A Faithful Approach To The Church Practices That Contribute To Spiritual Formation, That Is, To Our Sanctification In The Power Of The Holy Spirit. Including Essays From Keynote Speakers Dallas Willard And Gordon Fee As Well As Contributing Essays By Noted Presenters Such As Chris Hall, David Gushee, Linda Cannell, Cherith Fee Nordling And Lawrence Cunningham, This Book Offers A Stimulating Exploration Of The Historical, Biblical And Theological Dimensions Of Spiritual Formation. It Will Be Of Special Interest To Those Who Serve As Pastors, Spiritual Directors, Church Ministry Leaders And Christian Educators.
- Part One: Theological Contours
- 1 Jeffrey P. Greenman: Spiritual Formation In Theological Perspective: Classic Issues, Contemporary Challenges
- 2 Gordon D. Fee: On Getting The Spirit Back Into Spirituality
- 3 Dallas Willard: Spiritual Formation As A Natural Part Of Salvation
- Part Two: Historical Approaches
- 4 George Kalantzis: From The Porch To The Cross: Ancient Christian Approaches To Spiritual Formation
- 5 Lawrence S. Cunningham: The Way And The Ways: Reflections On Catholic Spirituality
- 6 Kelly M. Kapic: "evangelical Holiness": Assumptions In John Owen's Theology Of Christian Spirituality
- 7 D. Bruce Hindmarsh: Seeking True Religion: Early Evangelical Devotion And Catholic Spirituality0
- Part Three: Spiritual Practices
- 8 Christopher A. Hall: Reading Christ Into The Heart: The Theological Foundations Of Lectio Divina
- 9 Susan S. Phillips: Spiritual Direction As A Navigational Aid In Sanctification
- 10 James C. Wilhoit: Centering Prayer
- 11 Cherith Fee Nordling: "renewed In Knowledge In The Image Of Our Creator" Through "psalms, Hymns And Songs Of The Spirit"
- 12 David P. Gushee: Spiritual Formation And The Sanctity Of Life
- Linda M. Cannell: Theology, Spiritual Formation And Theological Education: A Response
- Name And Subject Index
- Scripture Index