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Meditation and Communion With God

John Jefferson Davis

Meditation and Communion With God

John Jefferson Davis

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As culture has become at once more secular and more religiously pluralistic, a renaissance of interest in the spiritual disciplines has been sparked in evangelical Protestant circles. Mounting levels of stress, burnout and spiritual dryness among those in ministry has only stoked this desire for spiritual nourishment and renewal. John Jefferson Davis helps us recover the practice of meditation on Scripture as he explores the biblical and theological foundations rooted in the arrival of "the age to come" in Jesus Christ. Indeed by virtue of our union with Christ, the Triune God of the Bible draws near to his people so that they may also draw near to him. Meditation on God's revelation has always been central to enjoying communion with the Father through the Son and in the Spirit. Davis gives us fresh and practical guidance on removing the obstacles that block our fellowship with God and listening to Scripture in ways that can enrich our worship, faith, hope and love.

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About "Meditation and Communion With God"

As culture has become at once more secular and more religiously pluralistic, a renaissance of interest in the spiritual disciplines has been sparked in evangelical Protestant circles. Mounting levels of stress, burnout and spiritual dryness among those in ministry has only stoked this desire for spiritual nourishment and renewal. John Jefferson Davis helps us recover the practice of meditation on Scripture as he explores the biblical and theological foundations rooted in the arrival of "the age to come" in Jesus Christ. Indeed by virtue of our union with Christ, the Triune God of the Bible draws near to his people so that they may also draw near to him. Meditation on God's revelation has always been central to enjoying communion with the Father through the Son and in the Spirit. Davis gives us fresh and practical guidance on removing the obstacles that block our fellowship with God and listening to Scripture in ways that can enrich our worship, faith, hope and love.
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Meet the Author

John Jefferson Davis

John Jefferson Davis (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1975. He has published for many years in both theological and scientific journals. He is the winner of several Templeton Foundation awards, including the Award for Quality and Excellence in the Teaching of Science and Religion (1998), as well as the National Institutes of Health Grant, National Human Genome Research Institute (2002)

His many books include Worship and the Reality of God: An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence (IVP Academic, 2010); The Frontiers of Science and Faith: Examining Questions from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe (InterVarsity Press, 2002); The Victory of Christ's Kingdom: An Introduction to Postmillennialism (Canon Press, 1996); Sterilization Option: A Guide For Christians (Baker, 1995); Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today (Presbyterian Reformed, 2006) and Christ's Victorious Kingdom: Postmillennialism Reconsidered (Baker, 1986)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Reading Scripture Today: Communion With God In An Age Of Distraction
  • A Renaissance Of Interest In The Spiritual Disciplines
  • Religious Pluralism In America: "salad Bars Of Spirituality"
  • Biblical Illiteracy In America
  • Reading The Bible In An Age Of Information Overload
  • Scientific Studies Of Meditation: Health, Medicine, Neuroscience
  • New Developments In Biblical And Systematic Theology
  • Spiritual Benefits: An Enhanced, Meditative Reading Of Scripture
  • 3. The Arrival Of The Age To Come: New Intimacy With God
  • The Father's Real, Intimate Presence With His People
  • Brought Near By The Spirit: Temple Of God; "abba" Father
  • Union With Christ: Real Presence, All The Time
  • Trinitarian God, Christian Meditation
  • excursus: How Personal Agents Are Located In Space
  • Extended Selves And Union With Christ
  • Implications For Worship And Biblical Meditation
  • 4. Inaugurated Ontology: A Biblical Worldview For Meditation
  • Theology: Trinity As Ultimate Reality
  • Cosmology: How Heaven Disappeared, And How To Get It Back
  • Anthropology: Who Am I? Christian As Trinitarian-ecclesial Self
  • Teleology & Soteriology: Purpose And Fulfillment Of Human Life
  • 5. A "new" Way Of Knowing God And Reading The Bible
  • Epistemology: Knowing God And Heaven By Word And Spirit
  • Bibliology: The Ontology And Teleology Of Scripture
  • 6. The Hermeneutics Of The Age To Come:
  • Inaugurated Eschatology And Recovering The Ancient Four-fold Sense Of Scripture
  • 7. Experiencing Communion With God In Biblical Meditation
  • Biblical Meditation: Getting Started
  • Excursus: "centering" Prayer; The Jesus Prayer; Focusing Prayer
  • Biblical Meditation: The Next Step: whole-brain Meditation
  • Biblical Meditation As A Way Of Life: worldview Meditation And The Five Practices Of Right Comprehension

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 352056
  • Product Code 9780830839766
  • ISBN 0830839763
  • EAN 9780830839766
  • Pages 168
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Oct 2012
  • Sales Rank #59890
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

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