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Taboo Or to Do: Is Christianity Complementary With Yoga, Martial Arts, Hallowe'en

Ross CliffordPhilip Johnson

Taboo Or to Do: Is Christianity Complementary With Yoga, Martial Arts, Hallowe'en

Ross CliffordPhilip Johnson

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Shortlisted for the Australian Christian Book of the Year 2017 award

The church today in its evangelical/missional desire to reach the "spiritual but not religious" and the "nones" is adapting spiritual practices that have their roots in East Asian religions or in disciplines that emerge from New Age/New Spirituality. This book sifts through some of these popular practices that some individual Christians and local churches are adapting but of which others are wary, and asks whether or not they should really be considered off-limits.

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Shortlisted for the Australian Christian Book of the Year 2017 award

The church today in its evangelical/missional desire to reach the "spiritual but not religious" and the "nones" is adapting spiritual practices that have their roots in East Asian religions or in disciplines that emerge from New Age/New Spirituality. This book sifts through some of these popular practices that some individual Christians and local churches are adapting but of which others are wary, and asks whether or not they should really be considered off-limits.
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Today, some Christians - as part of their own personal growth - and some churches - as part of their desire to reach the 'spiritual but not religious' - are adapting spiritual practices that have their roots in East Asian religions or in disciplines that emerge from New Age and New Spirituality. Other voices within the Church are wary of, and in some cases condemn, involvement with such practices. This book sifts through some of the most popular practices and asks whether or not they should really be considered off-limits for Christians, or incompatible with the way of Jesus. Each chapter provides a brief history of the alternative practice in focus, followed by an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses within a Christian framework, and a case study of a church interacting with the practice. Taboo or To Do? includes a Foreword by John Drane.
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Meet the Authors

Ross Clifford

Ross Clifford is a former lawyer and radio presenter, and is currently Principal of Morling Theological College in Sydney Australia (University of Divinity and Australian College of Theology), where he teaches on New Spirituality and Missional Engagement. Ross is past President of the Baptist Union of Australia and President of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation. With Philip Johnson, Ross co-founded the Community of Hope which pioneered ministry into Mind.Body.Spirit lifestyle festivals. The pair have co-written a number of internationally published books on contemporary spirituality, including Jesus and the Gods of the New Age and The Cross is Not Enough: Living as Witnesses to the Resurrection.

Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson is an adjunct lecturer at Morling Theological College, Sydney, where he teaches New Spirituality and Missional Engagement. With Ross Clifford, Philip co-founded the Community of Hope which pioneered ministry into Mind.Body.Spirit lifestyle festivals. The pair have co-written a number of internationally published books on contemporary spirituality, including Jesus and the Gods of the New Age and The Cross is Not Enough: Living as Witnesses to the Resurrection.

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Shortlisted for the 2017 Australian Christian Book of the Year Award
5 stars By 2017 Australian Christian Book of the Year Judges, Aug 20 2018
A timely examination of popular customs and practices that looks beyond rigid and legalistic reactions. The authors describe these practices and their origins, identify critical issues and introduce principles of discernment. They then suggest various ways in which Christians might respond, and leave readers to draw their own conclusions. Where they do not feel compromised, Christians are urged to boldly enter the market place of ideas and consider how Jesus might fulfil the longings of those who see themselves as 'spiritual but not religious'.

Alex Crawford, Darren Cronshaw and Judith Nichols. 2017 Australian Christian Book of the Year Judges

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  • Catalogue Code 469832
  • Product Code 9780232532531
  • ISBN 0232532532
  • EAN 9780232532531
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Darton, Longman & Todd
  • Publication Date Aug 2016
  • Sales Rank #11126
  • Dimensions 216 x 135 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.288kg

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