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Vital Christianity : spirituality, justice, and Christian practice

Author: David Weaver-Zercher; William H Willimon
Publisher: New York : T & T Clark, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Employing sensitivity to the sources of the Christian tradition as well as the practice of discipleship in the real world, this book seeks solid ground on which to build bridges between spirituality  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Weaver-Zercher; William H Willimon
ISBN: 0567025519 9780567025517
OCLC Number: 58526593
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Spirituality and social justice conceptualized --
The strangeness of spirit, the oddness of justice / William H. Willimon --
Spirit and spirituality: reclaiming biblical transcendence / C. Norman Kraus --
The love of God as the source of spirituality and social justice / David Rensberger --
Part II. Theological resources for connecting spirituality and social justice --
Justice, spirituality, and the church: the atonement connection / J. Denny Weaver --
Ecclesial discipleship and the unity of spirituality and social justice / Richard D. Crane --
Holistic spirituality as witness / Brad J. Kallenberg --
Part III. Historical resources for connecting spirituality and social justice --
Living out the peace of God: the apostle Paul's theology and practice of peace / Raymond H. Reimer --
The fulfillment of human nature in Eastern Patristic Christianity / Lisa D. Maugans Driver --
The hiddenness of God and the justice of God: negative theology as social ethical resource / J. Alexander Sider --
Deconstruction, messianic hope, and just action / Gerald J. Biesecker-Mast --
Part IV. Connecting spirituality and social justice in practice --
Prayer: just praying, acting justly: contemplation and manifestation / Kent Ira Groff --
Iconography: learning to see: the sacralized vision of Byzantine iconography / Randi Sider-Rose --
Singing: Luke's song as melodies of the marginalized / Rick L. Williamson --
The Lord's supper: food for the journey: Wesleyan eucharistic piety and the integrated Christian life / Aaron Kerr --
Table fellowship: the spirituality of eating together / Reta Halteman Finger --
Sabbath-keeping: Christian sabbath-keeping and the desire for justice / L. Roger Owens --
Service: challenging legacies of economic oppression and religious neglect: Habitat for Humanity in the Mississippi Delta / William R. Sutton --
Education: cura personalis: the matrix for social justice in Jesuit secondary education / Dominic P. Scibilia (with excursuses by Roberto Concepcion Jr., Michael Monteleone, Drew Sheeran, Robert Simone, Stephen Spiewak, and Kapil Verma).
Responsibility: edited by David L. Weaver-Zercher & William H. Willimon.
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"The book is really a protest, highlighting one aspect of the integrated Christian life: that of justice, a pressingly relevant topic at the present time...This book is a worthy contribution to an Read more...

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