Christian Life and Practice: Anglican Essays by Owen C. Thomas

By Owen C. Thomas

This booklet is a learn of the Christian existence and the perform of Christians and the church from an Anglican viewpoint. It starts off with an research and explication of the constitution and strategy of the Christian existence ahead of God within the church and the realm regarding a five-fold rule of lifestyles and the relation of this to non secular path. this is often through an research and critique of the present spirituality circulate, which arose within the Seventies and which has come to dominate and deceive the church buildings. A sequel to the latter explains the starting place of the spirituality move within the present Romantic circulate that arose within the Nineteen Sixties and has stimulated all points 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 simple terms to the personal lives of its individuals, by means of a fictional tale of one of these residential parish that means a brand new departure in parish ministry. Then there's a critique of preaching within the Episcopal Church that's usually thought of to be negative, and an offer of the way to conquer this. The concluding 3 chapters deal with a basic challenge in our method of inner most prayer and how to get to the bottom of this, a suggestion for the way to beat the present deadlock within the Anglican Communion bearing on homosexuality, and a meditation at the accountability of Christians in public life.

"Owen Thomas is a prophet, within the biblical feel of the observe, calling a group to ascertain 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 practice he is aware in addition to an individual. The scope of those essays is remarkable-from philosophical theology to parish administration-with an exceptional 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 assert approximately Christian lifestyles and perform will satisfaction many, confound others, and problem we all to imagine extra severely approximately issues that topic. it is 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 inventive means, articulates the chronic insistence of the Bible and Anglican culture that religion and perform, fact and motion were so joined jointly by way of God that they have to by no means be positioned asunder. really worth analyzing 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 university, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the writer of 8 past books in theology and the philosophy of faith. A former physicist, he has been a traveling professor on the Gregorian collage and the North American university in Rome, an accessory professor on the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and earlier president of the yank Theological Society.

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