Take and read provides an annotated list of the books that have stood the test of time and that, for Peterson, are spiritually formative in the Christian life. The books on this list range from standard spiritual classics to novels, poems, and mysteries, and include an equally broad spectrum of authors -- from Augustine and C.
Take and Read: Spiritual Reading: An Annotated List: Spiritual Reading - Annotated List #ad - S. Annotations following each entry offer Peterson's own significant insights into the power of each work.
Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and JournalistsEerdmans #ad - General reading can enlarge the preacher’s sympathies for people and situations that she or he had previously known nothing about. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language -- his or her primary tool. In reading for preaching cornelius Neal Plantinga makes a singular claim: preachers who read fine writing will likely become deeper and defter preachers.
In his own winsome writing style Plantinga shows how a general reading program benefits preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. And, above all, the preacher who reads widely has the chance to become wise. Though aimed especially at preachers, this beautifully written book will benefit anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading.
Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for EvangelicalsEerdmans #ad - Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals #ad - Galli pays special attention to themes and topics of concern for contemporary evangelicals, who may need Barth’s acute critique as much as early-twentieth-century liberals did—and for surprisingly similar reasons. This refreshingly accessible introduction to Karl Barth by Mark Galli takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the life and writings of this giant of twentieth-century theology.
The Gospels for All Christians: Rethinking the Gospel Audiences New Testament StudiesWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Thompson, and francis watson examine such topics as the extent of communication between early Christian churches, book production and circulation in the Graeco-Roman world, the faulty enterprise of reconstructing Gospel communities, the Gospel genre and its audience, the relationships between the Gospels, and the hermeneutical and theological pitfalls of reading the Gospels as community texts.
The Gospels for All Christians: Rethinking the Gospel Audiences New Testament Studies #ad - These essays argue, that the gospels were intended for general circulation throughout all the early churches and, from a wide range of evidence, hence, were written for all Christians. Loveday Alexander, Stephen C. This volume challenges the current consensus in New Testament scholarship that each of the Gospels was written for a specific church or group of churches.
Barton, richard burridge, Richard Bauckham, Michael B. By putting in question a large body of assumptions that are almost universally accepted in contemporary scholarship, this book could fundamentally change both the method and the findings of Gospel interpretation.
Subversive SpiritualityWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Subversive spirituality is a gathering together of articles written by Eugene Peterson over the past twenty-five years. I do hope, however, that they will be found to be 'freshly phrased. '". Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. Made up of occasional pieces, short biblical studies, pastoral readings and interviews, poetry, this book reflects on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life.
Subversive Spirituality #ad - Peterson captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which he is well known. Peterson describes his book this way: "the gathering of articles and essays, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, writer, poems and conversations, and professor.
The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty.
Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary Theologian: a ReaderWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - His long career included serving as a village evangelist in india, bishop of the Church of South India, pastor in the United Reformed Church UK, general secretary of the International Missionary Council, and associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches. Lesslie newbigin 1909–1998 was an internationally esteemed British missionary, apologist, theologian, pastor, and ecumenical statesman.
Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary Theologian: a Reader #ad - Some of his earlier work is also included so as to show the ongoing significance of certain themes in his thought. This reader concentrates for the most part on his later writings, demonstrating his missionary engagement with Western culture following his return to from India to the UK in 1974. His highly regarded books have included foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, The Open Secret, and Proper Confidence all Eerdmans.
Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable ChurchEerdmans #ad - Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church #ad - Forbearance can also strengthen the church's public witness, offering an antidote to the pervasive divisiveness present in contemporary culture. The practice of forbearance, Davis argues, offers Christians a dignified, graceful, and constructive way to deal with conflict. Offers a faithful, constructive way to deal with dissent What happens when we approach disagreement not as a problem to solve but as an opportunity to practice Christian virtue? In this book James Calvin Davis reclaims the biblical concept of forbearance to develop a theological ethic for faithful disagreement.
Pointing to ephesians and colossians, in which paul challenged his readers to "bear with each other" in spite of differences, Davis draws out a theologically grounded practice in which Christians work hard to maintain unity while still taking seriously matters on which they disagree.
Prayer: The Cry for the KingdomWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Foreword by Eugene H. But why is petitioning god so important? in prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom noted theologian Stanley Grenz points to petitionary prayer as a crucial way for us to be involved with God's work in history. Peterson / bringing our needs and desires to God has always stood at the heart of Christian prayer.
Revised and completely rewritten, and now featuring an insightful foreword by Eugene Peterson, with the inclusion of additional material, Grenz's Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom will help readers from every Christian tradition to foster a richer personal and communal life of prayer. Grenz explores key questions that many christians ask: what does it mean to pray "according to God's will"? Should we persist in petitioning God for our needs? Does prayer really influence God? In the process of addressing these questions, Grenz offers practical guidance on praying effectively and challenges the contemporary church to recapture what it means to be a church that prays.
Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom #ad - . At the center of such prayer, Grenz argues, is the cry to God that his kingdom might come into the world.
The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel's ScriptureWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - These essays probe paul's approach to scriptural interpretation, showing how Paul's reading of the Hebrew Scriptures reshaped the theological vision of his churches. Hays's analysis of intertextual echoes in Paul's letters has touched off exciting debate among Pauline scholars and made more recognizable the contours of Paul's thought.
Hays. These studies contain some of the early work leading up to Hays's seminal Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul and also show how Hays has responded to critics and further developed his thought in the years since. Among the many subjects covered here are paul's christological application of Psalms, Paul's revisionary interpretation of the Law, and the influence of the Old Testament on Paul's ethical teachings and ecclesiology.
The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel's Scripture #ad - The conversion of the imagination contains some of the best work on Paul by first-rate New Testament scholar Richard B.
Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and PrayersEerdmans #ad - The fourth volume in peterson's best-selling "conversations" in spiritual theologyJust as God used words both to create the world and to give us commandments, we too use words for many different purposes. His was not a direct language of information or instruction but an indirect, oblique language requiring a participating imagination — "slant" language.
Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers #ad - Tell it slant beautifully points to Jesus' engaging, relational way of speaking as a model for us today. In fact, we use the same language to talk to each other and to talk to God. Can our everyday speech, then, be just as important as the words and prayers we hear from the pulpit? Eugene Peterson unequivocally says "Yes!"Peterson's Tell It Slant explores how Jesus used language, particularly in his parables and prayers.
Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ Eugene Peterson's Five "Conversations" in Spiritual TheologyEerdmans #ad - In practice resurrection peterson brings the voice of scripture — especially Paul’s letter to the Ephesians — and the voice of the contemporary Christian congregation together in understanding what is involved in the practice of becoming mature — growing up to the “stature of Christ. ”. But, argues eugene peterson, isn’t it obvious that growth in Christ is equally essential? Yet the American church does not treat Christian growth and character formation with equivalent urgency.
We are generally uneasy with the quiet, obscure conditions in which growth takes place. Building maturity in Christ is too often relegated to footnote status in the text of our lives. There is no question that bringing men and women to new birth in Christ is essential.