Embracing Contemplation

Reclaiming a Christian Spiritual Practice
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  • ISBN :9780830852307
  • Format :Paperback
  • Pricing Attribute :Normal
  • Page Count :293
  • Publication Date :26-Feb-19
  • Publisher :InterVarsity Press (US)
  • Author :John H Coe

Description :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.