The Drama of Living
:How can we live wisely in the twenty-first century, alert to God and to other people amid the ups and downs of modern life? We find ourselves in the middle of complex situations, relationships, responsibilities, ongoing dramas, and challenges. Our...
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:How can we live wisely in the twenty-first century, alert to God and to other people amid the ups and downs of modern life? We find ourselves in the middle of complex situations, relationships, responsibilities, ongoing dramas, and challenges. Our response to these circumstances requires us to draw on many sources and to constantly exercise imagination, discernment, and judgment.
In this sequel to his well-received book The Shape of Living, renowned theologian David Ford offers insights into living wisely in the Spirit in a culture of distraction. Ford provides a reflective contemporary Christian spirituality that is drawn from the Gospel of John, the work of internationally respected Christian poet Michael O'Siadhail, and his own life experiences. He explores themes such as the ordinary and public dramas of living, the centrality of face-to-face relationships, the habits that shape our lives, friendship and love, aging and dying, and jazz. Discussion questions for individual or group use are included.
David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including: "Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love" (2007), "The Modern Theologians, 3rd edition" (edited with Rachel Muers, Blackwell, 2005), and "Theology: A Very Short Introduction" (2000). He is a member of the editorial board of a number of major journals, including "Modern Theology "and "Scottish Journal of Theology,"
- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction<br>1. The Drama Of Living: Public And Ordinary<br>2. Improvising Wisdom: Within And Between Traditions<br>3. Face-to-face: The Heart Of Life's Drama<br>4. Rereading And Rehearsing: Classic Surprises<br>5. Loving: Intimate, Dramatic, And Ultimate<br>6. Improvised Lives: Timing, Aging, Dying<br>7. Playing Without End: Wise In The Spirit<br>appendix: A Vocation Of Love<br>index