Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life

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InterVarsity Press, 29 Απρ 1998 - 304 σελίδες
  • A 1999 Academy of Parish Clergy Top Ten Book
Theology is "the doctrine of living unto God," wrote the Puritan theologian William Ames. Unfortunately, post-Enlightenment theology has tended to divorce "doctrine" from "living unto God." And to the degree that this split has been deepened and perpetuated, both theology and spirituality have been impoverished. Spiritual Theology is a rare book. In it, Simon Chan surveys the little-explored landscape where systematic theology and godly praxis meet, highlighting the connections between Christian doctrine and Christian living and drawing out the spiritual implications of particular aspects of systematic theology. Allowing rational formulations to drop into the background, he brings the mystery of the faith to the fore. Chan begins with the principal doctrines of God, sin, salvation and the church. He then progresses to a reflective consideration of the practice of the spiritual life, from prayer to spiritual direction. Unabashedly evangelical and truly ecumenical, Chan grounds his exploration in the sources of the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox traditions. His work is well abreast of contemporary theological currents and crossculturally conversant from an Asian perspective. Spiritual Theology is a book for those who care deeply about theology and spirituality, and strive to integrate the two. It is well worth careful reflection and prayerful reading.
 

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Περιεχόμενα

Preface
9
Its Nature Criteria
15
The Christian Doctrine of
40
Sin Human Nature
71
Salvation the Life of Spiritual Progress
77
The Church as the Community of Saints
119
The Theology Life of Prayer
125
Spiritual Exercises Focusing on God Self
141
Spiritual Exercises Focusing on the Word
158
Spiritual Exercises Focusing on the World
172
The Rule of Life
190
The Discernment of Spirits
199
The Art of Spiritual Direction
225
225
289
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Simon Chan (Ph.D., Cambridge) is Earnest Lau Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of Man and Sin, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition, Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life and Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community. He is also the associate editor of the Global Dictionary of Theology and the Dictionary of Mission Theology.

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