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By Owen C. Thomas

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ISBN-10: 1556358423

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This booklet is a examine of the Christian existence and the perform of Christians and the church from an Anglican standpoint. It starts with an research and explication of the constitution and strategy of the Christian existence ahead of God within the church and the realm related to a five-fold rule of existence and the relation of this to religious course. this is often by way of an research and critique of the present spirituality flow, which arose within the Nineteen Seventies and which has come to dominate and lie to the church buildings. A sequel to the latter explains the starting place of the spirituality stream within the present Romantic circulate that arose within the Nineteen Sixties and has encouraged all facets of our tradition with ambiguous effects. subsequent there's a critique of latest parish ministry as practiced in residential parishes that at most sensible ministers in basic terms to the personal lives of its individuals, by way of a fictional tale of this kind of residential parish that implies a brand new departure in parish ministry. Then there's a critique of preaching within the Episcopal Church that's regularly thought of to be negative, and a suggestion of the way to triumph over this. The concluding 3 chapters deal with a primary challenge in our method of inner most prayer and the way to unravel this, a suggestion for the way to beat the present deadlock within the Anglican Communion referring to homosexuality, and a meditation at the accountability of Christians in public life.

"Owen Thomas is a prophet, within the biblical experience of the be aware, calling a group to check its lifestyle and glance to the rock from which it used to be quarried. His ebook is revolutionary, now and then radical, accurately since it is rooted within the better of a convention he is familiar with in addition to a person. The scope of those essays is remarkable-from philosophical theology to parish administration-with a superb heart within the lifetime of the Spirit, lived amid the perplexities of history."

-Charles Hefling, Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College

"What Owen Thomas has to claim approximately Christian existence and perform will pride many, confound others, and problem we all to imagine extra severely approximately issues that topic. this can be a distinctively Anglican voice crying out on behalf of embodied spirituality, political engagement, and prophetic ministry."

-Arthur Holder, John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality, Graduate Theological Union

"In this legacy of his years as theological reflector on Christian lifestyles, Owen Thomas, in his personal artistic approach, articulates the chronic insistence of the Bible and Anglican culture that religion and perform, fact and motion were so joined jointly by means of God that they have to by no means be placed asunder. worth interpreting and pondering."

-Harvey H. Guthrie, Former Dean and Professor of previous testomony, Episcopal Divinity School

Owen C. Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Theology of the Episcopal Divinity college, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the writer of 8 earlier books in theology and the philosophy of faith. A former physicist, he has been a vacationing professor on the Gregorian collage and the North American university in Rome, an accessory professor on the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and prior president of the yank Theological Society.

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