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Life on the Vine

Philip D Kenneson

Life on the Vine

Philip D Kenneson

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Many books--manyfinebooks--have been published on the fruits of the Spirit. But none are quite likeLife on the Vine.Philip Kenneson combines in this book rich, theologically grounded reflection on Christian life and practice with stunning analysis of contemporary culture. After a probing introductory chapter on the necessity and complexity of cultural analysis, Kenneson takes up each of the fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. He explores what each fruit means in its biblical context, then investigates how key traits of late modern Western culture inhibit the development and ripening of each fruit.Life on the Vineis that rare book that will reward the reader on many levels. It may be read as a biblical and theological study, as an inspirational work on spirituality, as incisive cultural criticism and as a practical guide to Christian discipleship.

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About "Life on the Vine"

Many books--manyfinebooks--have been published on the fruits of the Spirit. But none are quite likeLife on the Vine.Philip Kenneson combines in this book rich, theologically grounded reflection on Christian life and practice with stunning analysis of contemporary culture. After a probing introductory chapter on the necessity and complexity of cultural analysis, Kenneson takes up each of the fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. He explores what each fruit means in its biblical context, then investigates how key traits of late modern Western culture inhibit the development and ripening of each fruit.Life on the Vineis that rare book that will reward the reader on many levels. It may be read as a biblical and theological study, as an inspirational work on spirituality, as incisive cultural criticism and as a practical guide to Christian discipleship.
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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Being Known By Our Fruit
  • 1. Dying On The Vine?
  • 2. Cultivating Love
  • In The Midst Of Market-style Exchanges
  • 3. Cultivating Joy
  • In The Midst Of Manufactured Desire
  • 4. Cultivating Peace
  • In The Midst Of Fragmentation
  • 5. Cultivating Patience
  • In The Midst Of Productivity
  • 6. Cultivating Kindness
  • In The Midst Of Self-sufficiency
  • 7. Cultivating Goodness
  • In The Midst Of Self-help
  • 8. Cultivating Faithfulness
  • In The Midst Of Impermanence
  • 9. Cultivating Gentleness
  • In The Midst Of Agression
  • 10. Cultivating Self-control
  • In The Midst Of Addiction
  • Conclusion: Hoping Against Hope
  • Notes

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  • Catalogue Code 139328
  • Product Code 0830822194
  • EAN 9780830822195
  • Pages 246
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Nov 1999
  • Sales Rank #25368
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

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