Becoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation about Christian Formation

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How does Christian formation happen and what are its moral implications? This book brings into conversation three disciplines that are crucial for Christian formation--social science, biblical studies/hermeneutics, and ethics--to present a cohesive, dynamic vision of human wholeness and spiritual holiness. The authors weave together insights from their respective fields to address the relationship between personal and communal formation, moral development, and the interpretation of Scripture. Revealing the ...
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Overview

How does Christian formation happen and what are its moral implications? This book brings into conversation three disciplines that are crucial for Christian formation--social science, biblical studies/hermeneutics, and ethics--to present a cohesive, dynamic vision of human wholeness and spiritual holiness. The authors weave together insights from their respective fields to address the relationship between personal and communal formation, moral development, and the interpretation of Scripture. Revealing the process as well as the fruits of interdisciplinary dialogue, this book offers a fresh approach to understanding human formation. The final chapter, a case study on immigration, demonstrates the authors' integrative method.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801039256
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 394,117
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeannine K. Brown (PhD, Luther Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and author of Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics and The Disciples in Narrative Perspective: The Portrayal and Function of the Matthean Disciples. She has also written for publications such as Journal of Biblical Literature and Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Carla M. Dahl (PhD, University of Minnesota) is professor of congregational and community care leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has written for the Journal of Psychology and Theology and contributed to several books, including Leading from Within, Research Methods in Family Therapy, and the forthcoming Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Wyndy Corbin Reuschling (PhD, Drew University) is professor of ethics and theology at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. She is the author of Reviving Evangelical Ethics: The Promises and Pitfalls of Classic Models of Morality and has written for publications such as The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and Ashland Theological Journal.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: Introducing Ourselves
1. Location: Our Selves, Our Disciplines, Our Process
2. Being and Becoming: A Journey Toward Love (Carla)
3. Wholeness and Holiness: Selves in Community with God and Others (Carla)
4. Reception and Integration of Offerings from Social Science
5. Being and Becoming: The Scriptural Story of Formation (Jeannine)
6. Wholeness and Holiness: Toward Communal Fullness of Life (Jeannine)
7. Reception and Integration of Offerings from Hermeneutics
8. Being and Becoming: The Trinity and Our Formation (Wyndy)
9. Wholeness and Holiness: Christian Moral Formation (Wyndy)
10. Reception and Integration of Offerings from Ethics
11. Interface: An Integrative Conversation around Immigration
Epilogue: Our Experiences of Integration
Index
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