Ways of Imperfection: An Exploration of Christian Spirituality

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Templegate Pub #ad - Ways of imperfection should be of interest to all Christians concerned with and perhaps bothered by 'spirituality'and should also be of value to students and teachers concerned with the history of spiritually.

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Four Women Doctors of the Church: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux

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Orbis Books #ad - Four women have been recognized by the Vatican as Doctors of the Church and thus form a part of the magisterium authentic teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church. Here, theologian Mary T. Malone adeptly explores the stories of these visionaries, introducing us to the wisdom of the formidable Hildegard of Bingen; the all-encompassing compassion of Catherine of Siena; the groundbreaking writings of Teresa of Ávila; and finally, the heartfelt "Little Way" of the much-loved Thérèse of Lisieux.

This timely and engrossing work brings to life the trials and triumphs of these inspiring women, whose bravery and intellectual prowess opened the door for new discussions on the role of women in the Church.

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The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A spiritual anthology drawn from the Greek and Russian traditions, concerned in particular with the most frequently used and best loved of all Orthodox prayers--the Jesus Prayer. Texts are taken chiefly from the letters of Bishop Theopan the Recluse, along with many other writers.

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The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Is Threatened Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding

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Good Books #ad - Now, carolyn yoder, star director, has shaped the strategies and learnings from those experiences into a book for all who have known terrorism and threatened security. Topics covered include:trauma as a call to change and transformationSocietal or collective traumaTrauma affects us physiologicallyOngoing TraumaLimitations of defining unhealed trauma through a PTSD frameIncomplete grievingAcknowledgmentReconnectionPrevent trauma by learning to wage peachAnd much more.

A startlingly helpful approach. The staff and faculty proposed Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience STAR programs. A title in the little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series. How can we effectively address the threat of terrorism? what helps being about long-term security? What stops cycles of victimhood? What role can Restorative Justice play?Following the staggering events of September 11, along with Church World Service, 2001, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University was asked to help, to equip religious and civil leaders for dealing with traumatized communities.

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Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life

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Bantam #ad - Now i find myself in late August, with the nights cool and the crickets thick in the fields. Nine years later, he has succeeded, against the odds, in learning the art of living. Now, in this surprisingly joyous and spirit-renewing book, he chronicles his search for peace and his deepening relationship with the mystery of everyday life.

Set amid the rugged new hampshire mountains he once climbed, and filled with the bustle of family life against the quiet progression of illness, Learning to Fall illuminates the journey we all must take — “the work of learning to live richly in the face of loss. From our first faltering steps, fall into or out of love, we may fall into disappointment or grief, Simmons says, fall from youth or health.

And by sharing the wonder of his daily life, he offers us the gift of connecting more deeply and joyously with our own. Already the first blighted leaves glow scarlet on the red maples. As a young husband and father, and at the start of a promising literary career, he suddenly had to learn the art of dying.

Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life #ad - It’s a season of fullness and sweet longings made sweeter now by the fact that I can’t be sure I’ll see this time of the year again. From learning to fallphilip simmons was just thirty-five years old in 1993 when he learned that he had ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and was told he had less than five years to live.

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The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: "Theosis" in Scripture and Tradition

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Mount Thabor Publishing #ad - The juxtaposition of works delivered to diverse audiences is deliberate, but rather that Christian living and theology are one indivisible reality, the measure of all things human and divine, because Christ, inasmuch as it is designed to demonstrate that the same principles are applicable to the sermon and theological treatise alike, that in the Orthodox Christian tradition there is no separation between ethics and doctrine, created and uncreated, is One.

This is a scholarly work, which aims to initiate the reader into the basic theological presuppositions of Patristic theology. Veniamin's talks and articles, martyrs and saints of our lord, which pertain to the fundamental question of the purpose of human existence, hitherto available in relatively little-known theological journals and periodicals, God and Saviour, Prophets, to Salvation, Apostles, as understood in the age-old and unbroken tradition of the Orthodox Christian Faith - the faith of the Patriarchs, Jesus Christ.

The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: "Theosis" in Scripture and Tradition #ad - Learning fall heartbreaking spiritual irony humor. Divided into two parts, praxis and theoria, this book covers a wide range of topics, based on key Scriptural passages and the writings of some of the greatest masters of the Christian spiritual life, all of which are held together by criteria which are born not of speculation but of the face to face encounter with the living God.

The orthodox understanding of Salvation brings together some of Dr.

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Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts: A Practical Theological Approach

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Pueblo Books #ad - By integrating this paradigm shift, ministers and worshipers can participate in a life worthy of living together in our multicultural world. Can christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts be more faithful to the Christian gospel and more meaningful and memorable to worshipers? In this book, Eunjoo Mary Kim explores this theological and liturgical concern and proposes a paradigm shift from monocultural to multicultural worship.

This volume will help preachers and worship leaders, as well as homiletics and liturgics scholars, seek theological and biblical wisdom for the practice of Christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts. Kim also provides homiletical and liturgical insights into this practice. Learning fall heartbreaking spiritual irony humor.

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Worship for the Whole People of God: Vital Worship for the 21st Century

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Westminster John Knox Press #ad - Consequently, duck discusses many different forms of worship from several cultures African-American, Asian, Euro-American and offers advice on how to read a congregation and define its culture in order to plan culturally appropriate worship. Duck provides theological foundations for worship and explores the variety of ways Christians have adapted worship to various cultures to help them live faithfully and to communicate the Gospel to others.

Learning fall heartbreaking spiritual irony humor. Because of its emphasis on vital and spirit-led worship, this comprehensive book on Christian worship will be used in years to come not only as a core textbook for seminarians and ministry students from a variety of cultures and traditions, but also as a resource for local church pastors and laity who are dedicated to the enlivening of Christian worship.

This new book on worship by renowned hymn writer and professor Ruth C. Although the book does not offer prescriptive formulas or advise a single pattern of worship, including diverse ministries of music, movement, it includes many practical suggestions for preparing and leading worship, and visual arts that are becoming more popular today.

Worship for the Whole People of God: Vital Worship for the 21st Century #ad - From worship's theological underpinnings the book turns to worship leadership, forms of prayer, the sacraments, ordination, preaching, and various other liturgies. The goal of this volume is to support good pastoral and congregational reflection on what worship is and does. The author celebrates the many languages and cultural settings in which the Gospel has been, preached, and is, sung, and prayed.

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Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church 2nd edition

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Fortress Press #ad - Learning fall heartbreaking spiritual irony humor. The research in this book-through oral histories, church records, and written accounts--details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of spiritual exemplars, and unique meditative worship practices.

This mystical aspect of the black church is deeply implicated in the well-being of African American people but is not the focus of their intentional reflection. A groundbreaking work in its original edition, Joy Unspeakable now appears in a new, revised edition to address the effects of this contemplative tradition on activism and politics and to speak to a new generation of readers and scholars.

Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church 2nd edition #ad - Moreover, its traditions are deeply ensconced within the historical memory of the wider society and can be found in Coltrane's riffs, Malcolm's exhortations, the social activism of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. Joy unspeakable focuses on the aspects of the black church that point beyond particular congregational gatherings toward a mystical and communal spirituality not within the exclusive domain of any denomination.

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As If the Heart Mattered: A Wesleyan Spirituality

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Wipf & Stock #ad - Learning fall heartbreaking spiritual irony humor. As if the heart mattered expounds on john Wesley's image of religion as a house by exploring three main parts: the porch of repentance, the door of faith, and holiness the house itself. But this approach to spiritual life transcends Methodism and provides essential biblical truth applicable to all Christians.

Questions for reflection or discussion are provided at the end of each chapter. Useful study helps include references to John Wesley sermons and Charles Wesley hymns.

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Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel

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HarperOne #ad - It explores the diversity and fullness of the New Testament views of Christ, revealing how each book's perspective can deepen our understanding of Jesus. Profoundly insightful, living Jesus offers valuable lessons on how we can accept the Gospels' powerful invitation to an authenic Christian spirituality.

. Who is the real jesus? how can we experience the mystery, compelxity, and richness of his spirituality and teachings in our lives today? In this gently instructive and inspiring guide, Luke Timothy Johnson leads us to a deeper understanding and practice of classic Christian spirituality and faith. Learning fall heartbreaking spiritual irony humor.

Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel #ad - Translating his biblical scholarship into simple, he offers a compelling and wise reflection on the real Jesus-not the reconstructed historical figure but the resurrected Christ, elegant language, a living savior we can encounter every day. Living jesus elucidates the mystery of Jesus' resurrection and its central role in the Christian experience.

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