Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment [NOOK Book]

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Most people assume that the way to mend divisions and factions in our world - marriages, parishes, dioceses, religious orders - is to engage in civil discussions, attend local, regional or national meetings, draw up committee reports and recommendations. To a point this may help, but sad experience makes clear that these approaches alone never heal the polarization problems which plague our civil and ecclesial life. The Biblical therapy is radically different - and it achieves results. This book explores the ...
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Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment

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Overview

Most people assume that the way to mend divisions and factions in our world - marriages, parishes, dioceses, religious orders - is to engage in civil discussions, attend local, regional or national meetings, draw up committee reports and recommendations. To a point this may help, but sad experience makes clear that these approaches alone never heal the polarization problems which plague our civil and ecclesial life. The Biblical therapy is radically different - and it achieves results. This book explores the divine strategy in detail. Research discovers in Scripture 40 or 50 themes that bear on discovering truth and recognizing that it has been solidly found. We learn how we discern whether we are being led by the Holy Spirit or by our own unredeemed inclinations and desires, whether it is the spirit of God or the prince of darkness that is operating in our disagreements and programs.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000728239
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 904,848
  • File size: 336 KB

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 9
Preface 11
Preface to the First Edition 15
Acknowledgments 19
I Concepts and Problems
1 Anatomy of Authenticity 23
2 The Problems of Discernment 39
3 How Does God Speak? 56
4 When Does God Speak? 81
II Possibility of Discernment
5 Critical Discrimination 99
6 The Conditions for Discernment 123
III Signs of the Holy Spirit
7 Moral Behavior 143
8 Doctrinal Criteria 160
9 Communal Criteria 171
10 Conversion and the Attainment of Truth 182
IV Verification and Implications
11 Verification: Inner and Outer 214
12 Key to Gospel Morality 232
13 Discernment and Theological Pluralism 243
Index 261
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