Medieval Wisdom For Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age With C S Lewis
Most evangelical accounts of church history tend to play down the medieval phase. In conversation with C S Lewis and other thinkers, church historian Chris Armstrong explores the treasures of medieval Christianity, making the wisdom of the period accessible to...
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Most evangelical accounts of church history tend to play down the medieval phase. In conversation with C S Lewis and other thinkers, church historian Chris Armstrong explores the treasures of medieval Christianity, making the wisdom of the period accessible to today's church.
:Most evangelical accounts of church history tend to leave out the medieval period. Tapping into current evangelical ancient-future interests, church historian Chris Armstrong introduces the riches of the medieval church, helping contemporary Christians discover authentic faith and renewal in a forgotten era. Armstrong explores key ideas, figures, and movements from the Middle Ages in conversation with C. S. Lewis and other thinkers, making medieval wisdom accessible and edifying for today's church.
Chris R. Armstrong (Ph.D., Duke University) is associate professor of church history at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Armstrong has authored Patron Saints for Postmoderns: Ten from the Past Who Speak to Our Future contributed chapters to Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land (edited by Mark A. Noll and Edith L. Blumhofer) and to Portraits of a Generation: Early Pentecostal Leaders (edited by James R. Goff Jr. and Grand Wacker). He has written over seventy articles as the former managing editor of Christian History & Biography magazine, and he is a contributing writer to Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, www.christianhistory.net and other publications. He blogs regularly at www.christianitytodayblogs.com/history
- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction 1: My Angle Of Approach<br>introduction 2: C. S. Lewis--a Modern Medieval Man<br>1. Getting Rooted: Tradition As Source Of Truth<br>2. Getting Thoughtful: Medievals' Passion For Theological Knowledge<br>3. Getting Moral: The Ethical Fabric Of Medieval Faith<br>4. Getting Merciful: Why Medievals Invented The Hospital<br>5. Getting Earthy: God's Second Book--the Natural World<br>6. Getting Passionate: Medieval Faith As A Religion Of The Heart<br>7. Getting Human: How The Incarnation Lifts Up Our Humanness<br>8. Getting It Together: Responding To Our Medieval Heritage And Reflecting On The Ascetic And Monastic Paths