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Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines For the Life of the World

Kyle David Bennett

Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines For the Life of the World

Kyle David Bennett

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:Spiritual disciplines are often viewed primarily as a means to draw us closer to God. While these practices do deepen and enrich our "vertical" relationship with God, Kyle David Bennett argues that they were originally designed to positively impact our "horizontal" relationships--with neighbors, strangers, enemies, friends, family, animals, and even the earth. Bennett explains that this "horizontal" dimension has often been overlooked or forgotten in contemporary discussions of the spiritual disciplines.

This book offers an alternative way of understanding the classic spiritual disciplines that makes them relevant, doable, and meaningful for everyday Christians. Bennett shows how the disciplines are remedial practices that correct the malformed ways we do everyday things, such as think, eat, talk, own, work, and rest. Through personal anecdotes, engagement with Scripture, and vivid cultural references, he invites us to practice the spiritual disciplines wholesale and shows how changing the way we do basic human activities can bring healing, renewal, and transformation to our day-to-day lives and the world around us.

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:Spiritual disciplines are often viewed primarily as a means to draw us closer to God. While these practices do deepen and enrich our "vertical" relationship with God, Kyle David Bennett argues that they were originally designed to positively impact our "horizontal" relationships--with neighbors, strangers, enemies, friends, family, animals, and even the earth. Bennett explains that this "horizontal" dimension has often been overlooked or forgotten in contemporary discussions of the spiritual disciplines.

This book offers an alternative way of understanding the classic spiritual disciplines that makes them relevant, doable, and meaningful for everyday Christians. Bennett shows how the disciplines are remedial practices that correct the malformed ways we do everyday things, such as think, eat, talk, own, work, and rest. Through personal anecdotes, engagement with Scripture, and vivid cultural references, he invites us to practice the spiritual disciplines wholesale and shows how changing the way we do basic human activities can bring healing, renewal, and transformation to our day-to-day lives and the world around us.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Kyle David Bennett

Kyle David Bennett (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of philosophy at Caldwell University in Caldwell, New Jersey, where he also directs the Spirituality and Leadership Institute, a think tank and training center that focuses on spiritual formation and citizenship in North American democratic society. He has taught at Azusa Pacific University, Providence Christian College, and The King's College.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    foreword By James K. a. Smith
    introduction: Spiritual Heroin: How Not To Get Fixed
    1. Spiritual Disciplines And The Way Of Love
    2. "what Do You Have That You Did Not Receive?": Simplicity And Renewed Owning
    3. Directions For Ruling The Mind: Meditation And Renewed Thinking
    4. This Is My Tummy, Which I Will Curb For You: Fasting And Feasting And Renewed Eating
    5. Time-out For Adults: Solitude And Renewed Socializing
    6. Controlling The Chatterbox: Silence And Renewed Talking
    7. How To Make Friends And Empower People: Service And Renewed Working
    8. Work Hard, Consecrate Hard: Sabbath Keeping And Renewed Resting
    9. Who's Afraid Of Love? Everyday Discipline For The Life Of The World
    further Reading
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 471480
  • Product Code 9781587434037
  • ISBN 1587434032
  • EAN 9781587434037
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spirit-filled Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2017
  • Sales Rank #77378
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.258kg

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