Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 29 jan. 2008 - 380 pagina's
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.

The foundational book in a five-volume series on spiritual theology emerging from Peterson's pen, 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 the church and world today.

 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - Crookedlegs - Christianbook.com

This is an amazing work which will shake the reader to the very foundations of their ceribrial and experiencial intimacy with the Lord, with His Church, and with His creation. This is not light ... Volledige review lezen

Gebruikersrecensie  - Lori Mcgregor - Christianbook.com

Well written. Incredibly insightful. Spiritual theology is a much overlooked theology, but it is wonderfully practical while still recognizing the wonder of the Word and of God's creation. Volledige review lezen

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ClearingthePlayingField
11
Three Texts
20
Four Terms
26
And a Dance
44
Christ PlaysinCommunity
223
AsKingfishersCatchFire
331
Some Writers on Spiritual Theology
339
Index of Subjects and Names
355
Index of Scripture References
362
Copyright

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Populaire passages

Pagina xii - As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells, Crying What I do is me: for that I came.
Pagina 13 - Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.
Pagina 20 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
Pagina 15 - How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samar'ia?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.

Over de auteur (2008)

Eugene H. Peterson was born in East Stanwood, Washington on November 6, 1932. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, a bachelor of sacred theology from New York Theological Seminary, and a master's degree in semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland in 1962, where he served as pastor until retiring in 1991. He then became a professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia until retiring in 2006. His first book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, was published in 1980. He wrote over 30 books including Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eat This Book, Tell It Slant, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, and Every Step an Arrival. The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language won a Gold Medallion Book Award. He died from complications of heart failure and dementia on October 22, 2018 at the age of 85.

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