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Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places (#01 in Spiritual Theology Series)

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places (#01 in Spiritual Theology Series)
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Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places (#01 in Spiritual Theology Series)

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CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES reunites spirituality and theology in a cultural context where these two vital facets of Christian faith have been rent asunder. Lamenting the vacuous, often pagan nature of contemporary American spirituality, Eugene Peterson here firmly grounds spirituality once more in Trinitarian theology and offers a clear, practical statement of what it means to actually live out the Christian life.

Writing in the conversational style that he is well known for, Peterson boldly sweeps out the misunderstandings that clutter conversations on spiritual theology and refurnishes the subject only with what is essential. As Peterson shows, spiritual theology, in order to be at once biblical and meaningful, must remain sensitive to ordinary life, present the Christian gospel, follow the narrative of Scripture, and be rooted in the "fear of the Lord" - in short, spiritual theology must be about God and not about us.

Book One in Eugene Peterson's landmark new five book series Spiritual Theology, CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES provides the conceptual and directional help we all need to live the Christian gospel well and maturely in the conditions that prevail in our world today. The Spiritual Theology series seeks to provide a completely fresh evaluation of Christian spirituality, past, present, and future. It draws on the very latest scholarship and understanding of biblical revelation, and will represent the most thorough and significant work on contemporary Christian spirituality by an evangelical author. Most writings in the field of spiritual theology represent mere dabblings. The more significant endeavours are impenetrably academic. Peterson's masterwork, which has been years in the making, is designed for those who are comfortable with being stretched, whether pastors, academics or lay leaders. 380 pages, from Eerdmans.
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CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES reunites spirituality and theology in a cultural context where these two vital facets of Christian faith have been rent asunder. Lamenting the vacuous, often pagan nature of contemporary American spirituality, Eugene Peterson here firmly grounds spirituality once more in Trinitarian theology and offers a clear, practical statement of what it means to actually live out the Christian life.

Writing in the conversational style that he is well known for, Peterson boldly sweeps out the misunderstandings that clutter conversations on spiritual theology and refurnishes the subject only with what is essential. As Peterson shows, spiritual theology, in order to be at once biblical and meaningful, must remain sensitive to ordinary life, present the Christian gospel, follow the narrative of Scripture, and be rooted in the "fear of the Lord" - in short, spiritual theology must be about God and not about us.

Book One in Eugene Peterson's landmark new five book series Spiritual Theology, CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES provides the conceptual and directional help we all need to live the Christian gospel well and maturely in the conditions that prevail in our world today. The Spiritual Theology series seeks to provide a completely fresh evaluation of Christian spirituality, past, present, and future. It draws on the very latest scholarship and understanding of biblical revelation, and will represent the most thorough and significant work on contemporary Christian spirituality by an evangelical author. Most writings in the field of spiritual theology represent mere dabblings. The more significant endeavours are impenetrably academic. Peterson's masterwork, which has been years in the making, is designed for those who are comfortable with being stretched, whether pastors, academics or lay leaders. 380 pages, from Eerdmans.
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The author is to be thanked and congratulated for addressing two of the most fundamental problems that face Christianity today: first, that our talk about God (theology) has cut adrift from our experience of God (spirituality) and secondly, that spirituality itself has become so abstract that it fails to focus on the ordinary, everyday material conditions of our existence, which is the only place we can meet God. Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places is a book for all places, for all times, for all peoples and for all situations, however tragic and hopefless they may seem to be.
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Eugene Peterson's Spiritual Theology series provides a completely fresh evaluation of Christian Spirituality, past, present and future. The best-selling author of THE MESSAGE draws on the very latest scholarship and understanding of biblical revelation, and will represent the most thorough and significant work on contemporary Christian Spirituality by an evangelical author. Most writings in the field of spiritual theology represent mere dabblings. The more significant endeavours are impenetrably academic. Petrson's masterwork, which has been years in the making, is designed for those who are comfortable with being stretched, as well as pastors, academics and lay leaders. Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places is Book One in a five-part series, and concentrates on 'clearing the playing field', evaluating Spirituality as it is understood today.
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Meet the Author

Eugene H Peterson

Dr. Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He has written nearly thirty influential books including, Praying with the Psalms; Praying with Jesus; Reversed Thunder; Leap Over a Wall; Run with the Horses and Answering God , but he is best known for The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible.

Eugene Peterson was educated at Seattle Pacific University, New York Theological Seminary, and Johns Hopkins University, and in 1962, Peterson became founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring. He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia retiring in 2002.

His most recent publications have been the Spiritual Theology Series including Eat this Book; Christ Dances in a Thousand Places; The Word Made Flesh; The Jesus Way and the fifth volume Practising Resurrection.
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5 stars By Ben, Jul 12 2017
I love this whole series. "Christ Plays" is the first and shows how brilliant Peterson is at connecting deep theology with everyday life. This one weaves key theological concepts like salvation and sovereignty with the spiritual practices of the sacraments.
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