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Embracing contemplation : reclaiming a Christian spiritual practice / edited by John H. Coe and Kyle C. Strobel.

Contributor(s): Coe, John H [editor.] | Strobel, Kyle, 1978- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, [2019]Description: x, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780830852307; 0830852301.Subject(s): Contemplation | Spiritual formation | Spiritual life -- Christianity | EvangelicalismAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Embracing contemplationDDC classification: 248.3/4
Contents:
Introduction: retrieving the heart of the Christian faith / John H. Coe, Kyle C. Strobel -- controversy over contemplation and contemplative prayer : a historical, theological, and biblical resolution / John H. Coe -- Is thoughtless prayer really Christian? A biblical/evangelical response to Evagrius of Pontus / Evan B. Howard -- Medieval ressourcement / Greg Peters -- Sabbatical contemplation? Retrieving a strand in reformed theology / Ashley Cocksworth -- "To gaze on the beauty of the Lord": the evangelical resistance and retrieval of contemplation / Tom Schwanda -- Christian contemplation and the cross: the pathway to life / Diane Chandler -- Biblical spirituality and contemplative spirituality / Steven L. Porter -- Contemplation by Son and Spirit: reforming the ascent of the soul to God / Kyle C. Strobel -- Gospel-centered contemplation? A proposal / Ryan A. Brandt -- beatific vision: contemplating Christ as the future present / Hans Boersma -- Contemplative and centering prayer / James Wilhoit -- Contemplative prayer in the evangelical and Pentecostal traditions: a comparative study / Simon Chan -- distinctively Christian contemplation: a comparison with other religions / Glen G. Scorgie -- Conclusion: recovering contemplation / John H. Coe, Kyle C. Strobel.
Summary: What does a Christian life lived "by the Spirit" look like? For many Christians throughout history, fulfilling Paul's command in Galatians 5:25 included a form of contemplation and prayer that leads to spiritual formation. But in large part, contemporary Christians--perhaps especially evangelicals--seem to have lost or forgotten about this treasure from their own tradition. Bringing together scholars and practitioners of spiritual formation from across the Protestant spectrum, this volume offers a distinctly evangelical consideration of the benefits of contemplation. The contributors draw on historical examples from the church--including John Calvin, Richard Baxter, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley--to consider how contemplative prayer can shape Christian living today. The result is a robust guide to embracing contemplation that will help Christians as they seek to keep in step with the Spirit. --
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction: retrieving the heart of the Christian faith / John H. Coe, Kyle C. Strobel -- The controversy over contemplation and contemplative prayer : a historical, theological, and biblical resolution / John H. Coe -- Is thoughtless prayer really Christian? A biblical/evangelical response to Evagrius of Pontus / Evan B. Howard -- Medieval ressourcement / Greg Peters -- Sabbatical contemplation? Retrieving a strand in reformed theology / Ashley Cocksworth -- "To gaze on the beauty of the Lord": the evangelical resistance and retrieval of contemplation / Tom Schwanda -- Christian contemplation and the cross: the pathway to life / Diane Chandler -- Biblical spirituality and contemplative spirituality / Steven L. Porter -- Contemplation by Son and Spirit: reforming the ascent of the soul to God / Kyle C. Strobel -- Gospel-centered contemplation? A proposal / Ryan A. Brandt -- The beatific vision: contemplating Christ as the future present / Hans Boersma -- Contemplative and centering prayer / James Wilhoit -- Contemplative prayer in the evangelical and Pentecostal traditions: a comparative study / Simon Chan -- A distinctively Christian contemplation: a comparison with other religions / Glen G. Scorgie -- Conclusion: recovering contemplation / John H. Coe, Kyle C. Strobel.

What does a Christian life lived "by the Spirit" look like? For many Christians throughout history, fulfilling Paul's command in Galatians 5:25 included a form of contemplation and prayer that leads to spiritual formation. But in large part, contemporary Christians--perhaps especially evangelicals--seem to have lost or forgotten about this treasure from their own tradition. Bringing together scholars and practitioners of spiritual formation from across the Protestant spectrum, this volume offers a distinctly evangelical consideration of the benefits of contemplation. The contributors draw on historical examples from the church--including John Calvin, Richard Baxter, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley--to consider how contemplative prayer can shape Christian living today. The result is a robust guide to embracing contemplation that will help Christians as they seek to keep in step with the Spirit. --

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