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Transforming Spirituality

Transforming Spirituality

Integrating Theology and Psychology

  • Author: F. LeRon Shults,Steven J. Sandage
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 9781441201775
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 302
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The twenty-first century has given rise to a growing interest in the intersection of science, religion, and spirituality. Few books address these issues from multiple perspectives and theories. To fill this void, F. LeRon Shults and Steven Sandage, coauthors of The Faces of Forgiveness (winner of the Narramore Award from the Christian Association for Psychological Studies) continue their interdisciplinary dialogue in their latest work, Transforming Spirituality. In this book Shults and Sandage address the subject of spiritual transformation through the lenses of psychology and theology. In addition to college and seminary students, Transforming Spirituality will appeal to readers interested in Christian spirituality. What is more, it provides helpful insights for counselors, psychologists, and others who work in the mental health field.

Field of Compassion

Field of Compassion

How the New Cosmology Is Transforming Spiritual Life

  • Author: Judy Cannato
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • ISBN: 1933495367
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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The best-selling author of Radical Amazement articulates a transforming vision of spirituality that examines the intricate connectedness of the physical and spiritual worlds, a phenomenon she calls the "field of compassion." In the tradition of Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Judy Cannato invites spiritual seekers to embrace the way in which an understanding of religion and the spiritual path is informed and illumined by cutting-edge science. Cannato's newest book is a must-read for those interested in how the new cosmology and the Christian story can be understood in harmony with one another. She shows how modern scientific discoveries demonstrate that at the most fundamental of levels all life is connected and that humankind participates in the unfolding of the universe. This book's compelling and radical call to transformation will inspire readers to choose collaboration and peace over competition and conflict.

Mission-shaped Spirituality

Mission-shaped Spirituality

The Transforming Power of Mission

  • Author: Sue Hope,Susan Hope
  • Publisher: Church House Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780715140802
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 125
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If your shelves are overloaded with books on how to do mission, create some space to engage with this book. No to-do lists. No win-win strategies. Instead this discerning book reflects on the inner resources and attitude of mind required to engage in mission in a post-modern, pluralist society. Combining real-life case studies with vital lessons from her own personal journey, Susan Hope explores what happens to us on the inside when we embark on mission. This gently provocative book will help us to listen to the Holy Spirit and the cultures in which we find ourselves. This book encourages the reader to discover a spirituality that envigorates and revives enthusiasm and personal vision for mission.

Spirituality

Spirituality

Forms, Foundations, Methods

  • Author: Kees Waaijman
  • Publisher: Peeters Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789042911833
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 968
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This textbook is a systematic guide to the extensive field of spirituality. Kees Waaijman charts the multiform phenomenon of spirituality: the spirituality of ordinary people, the great spiritual traditions and the force of counter-movements. From the foundation of this survey he answers questions like: What exactly is spirituality? What forms can a scholarly approach take? Finally, the book provides methodic access to the study of spirituality, focusing on the following questions: Which are the different forms of spirituality and how can we describe them? How can spiritual texts be given a reliable reading? Which themes can be distinguished in the field of spirituality and what would be a meaningful way to address them? What do we mean by spiritual guidance and what can we learn from it? This textbook has no equal. It is indispensable to scholars wishing to study the subject, but also to others who want to learn about spirituality.

American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinema

American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinema

The Marvel of Stan Lee and the Revolution of a Genre

  • Author: Anthony Mills
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135014361
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 206
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Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with Lee they were largely saying the same things. Author Anthony R. Mills argues that the shift away from individualistic ideas of human personhood and toward relational conceptions occurring within both American theology and American superhero comics and films does not occur simply on the ontological level, but is also inherent to epistemology and ethics, reflecting the comprehensive nature of human life in terms of being, knowing, and acting. This book explores the idea of the "American monomyth" that pervades American hero stories and examines its philosophical and theological origins and specific manifestations in early American superhero comics. Surveying the anthropologies of six American theologians who argue against many of the monomyth’s assumptions, principally the staunch individualism taken to be the model of humanity, and who offer relationality as a more realistic and ethical alternative, this book offers a detailed argument for the intimate historical relationship between the now disparate fields of comic book/superhero film creation, on the one hand, and Christian theology, on the other, in the United States. An understanding of the early connections between theology and American conceptions of heroism helps to further make sense of their contemporary parallels, wherein superhero stories and theology are not strictly separate phenomena but have shared origins and concerns.

A New Old Spirituality?

A New Old Spirituality?

A Qualitative Study of Clergy Spirituality in the Nordic Context

  • Author: Tone Stangeland Kaufman
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532608438
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 360
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How do pastors live their spiritual lives, both as private persons and as professionals? How can their spirituality be characterized and understood? Drawing on in-depth interviews with Norwegian clergy as well as literature from the fields of Christian spirituality, practical theology, congregational studies, and the sociology of religion, this book offers a nuanced understanding of clergy spirituality. Tone Stangeland Kaufman identifies three locations and sources of spiritual nurture for pastors: the ministry itself (vocational spirituality), daily life (everyday spirituality), and spiritual practices located at the margins of daily life (intentional spirituality). The participants in this study engage in classic Christian practices, yet approach them in a subjective and new way that also potentially revitalizes their spiritual lives. Hence, the author makes the case that their spirituality can aptly be described as “a new old spirituality.” The book also seeks to nuance Paul Heelas’s and Linda Woodhead’s Spiritual Revolution claim, and thus engages in the broader spirituality vs. religion discourse. A New Old Spirituality is an exciting example of how qualitative empirical research can be used in creative ways to make a practical theological argument. It is a book for scholars, students, and practitioners.

The Spirituality of Welcoming

The Spirituality of Welcoming

How to Transform Your Congregation Into a Sacred Community

  • Author: Ron Wolfson
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • ISBN: 1580232442
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 207
  • View: 1988
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Synagogues should be effective and relevant centers of Jewish life but too often the focus is on programs not people, on revenue not relationships. The end result is frequently a corporate atmosphere where membership lacks commitment, core leadership and spiritual fulfillment. In this empowering, practical guide, Dr. Ron Wolfson shows you how to transform your synagogue congregation into a sacred community by focusing on strategies for successful change. Using a case-study format for creating an inviting spiritual center, Wolfson defines the welcoming congregation and the fundamental materials that are involved in building one. He addresses the services a welcoming congregation should provide, the themes the congregation should focus on, and the standards that a vital spiritual community should uphold. Tapping into his experiences as co-developer of Synagogue 2000, the transdenominational project designed to envision and implement the ideal synagogue of the spirit for the twenty-first century, Wolfson also provides essential problem-solving tools that you can use to alleviate roadblocks along the way.

The Transformed Heart

The Transformed Heart

Spirituality, Religion, and the Struggle for Integrity

  • Author: Zanzig, Tom
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608336816
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality

A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality

Three Dimensions of Life with God

  • Author: Glen G. Scorgie
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310540003
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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Navigating the contemporary spiritual maze is a challenge. This book will help readers: • Think clearly about Christian spirituality • Understand its basic dynamics, and • Utilize classic and contemporary resources with discernment Join Glen on his sabbatical pilgrimages to Iona Abbey in Scotland, spiritually significant sites in Italy and Turkey, and renewal centers in North America. Listen as he provides brief profiles of memorable people and places from the rich history of Christian spirituality. Consider his rediscovery that Christian spirituality is about living all of life before God in the transforming and empowering presence of his Spirit. This biblically informed book traces the contours of such an encompassing spirituality. It offers a simple yet comprehensive model with three dimensions: • A relational dimension (Christ with us) • A transformational dimension (Christ in us), and • A vocational dimension (Christ through us) It is not meant to replace any of the devotional classics or a single one of the many helpful contemporary treatments of Christian spirituality. It is a companion volume to the rest—a modest-sized but reliable guide to the whole field.

Transforming Our Painful Emotions: Spiritual Resources in Anger, Shame, Grief, Fear and Loneliness

Transforming Our Painful Emotions: Spiritual Resources in Anger, Shame, Grief, Fear and Loneliness

  • Author: Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608332594
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 213
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This is an exceptionally lucid and practical resource from this skilled team of psychologist and pastoral theologian. They exhort readers to live life wide awake, and help them do just that.