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Dictionary of Christian Spirituality Kindle Edition
In recent decades Christian spirituality, spiritual formation and spiritual theology have become important concepts in the global evangelical community. Consequently, an accessible and reliable academic resource is needed on these topics—one that will offer a discerning orientation to the wealth of ecumenical resources available while still highlighting the distinct heritage and affirming the core grace-centered values of classic evangelical spirituality. The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality reflects an overarching interpretive framework for evangelical spiritual formation: a holistic and grace-filled spirituality that encompasses relational (connecting), transformational (becoming), and vocational (doing) dynamics. At the same time, contributors respectfully acknowledge the differences between Reformed, Holiness, and Pentecostal paradigms of the spiritual life. And, by bringing together writers from around the world who share a common orthodoxy, this reference work is truly global and international in both its topical scope and contributors. Entries give appropriate attention to concepts, concerns, and formative figures in the evangelical tradition of spirituality that other reference work neglect. They offer a discerning orientation to the wealth of ecumenical resources available, exploring the similarities and differences between Christianity and alternate spiritualities without lapsing into relativism. The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality is a resource that covers a wide range of topics relating to Christian spirituality and is biblically engaged, accessible, and relevant for all contemporary Christians.
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Simon Chan (PhD, Cambridge) is Earnest Lau Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of Man and Sin, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition, Spiritual Theology; A Systematic Study of the Christian Life and Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community. He is also the associate editor of the Global Dictionary of Theology and the Dictionary of Mission Theology.
Gordon T. Smith (PhD, Loyola House, Ateneo de Manila) is the president of reSource Leadership International and formerly dean of Regent College, Vancouver. His publications include A Holy Meal: the Lord's Supper in the Life of the Church and The Voice of Jesus: Discernment, Prayer and the Witness of the Spirit.
James D. Smith III (ThD, Harvard) is associate professor of Church History at Bethel Seminary - San Diego, as well an adjunct professor of religion at the University of San Diego. A member of the Baptist General Conference, he is a former teaching assistant to Henri Nouwen at Harvard, and lectures frequently on Nouwen's spirituality and related topics. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B01M09ZFJI
- Publisher : Zondervan Academic (22 November 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 3286 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 863 pages
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both valuable and well-written. The book is well-organized, in depth, with lots of bibliography,
theologically very rich, a point-of-departure for further reflection even where you may disagree.
This is a book you can fall into and read brief bio/historical pieces (very comprehensive in
scope, surprisingly large number of entries) or read from the beginning all the way through
since it opens with a number of longer overview essays on the history/theology of spirituality.
If you are a beginning student seeking orientation or an intermediate specialist looking for
a comprehensive reference, this is a rather scholarly introduction that can serve as an
antidote to so much literature on Christian spirituality that is often sentimental or anti-intellectual.
If you are mature in the spiritual life or looking to break new ground in this realm,
this book is a very very valuable guide. Highly recommended.