Follow Me: A History of Christian Intentionality

Follow Me: A History of Christian Intentionality

by Ivan J. Kauffman
     
 

From the very beginning there have been Christians who wanted to go all the way—who, rather than asking, "What must I do to be a Christian?" asked instead, "What can I do to be more Christian?" These highly intentional Christians have had an impact on the development of both Christianity and western civilization that has been completely out

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From the very beginning there have been Christians who wanted to go all the way—who, rather than asking, "What must I do to be a Christian?" asked instead, "What can I do to be more Christian?" These highly intentional Christians have had an impact on the development of both Christianity and western civilization that has been completely out of proportion to their numbers.

The greatest impact of these Christian has come through the communities of like-minded believers—some of lay evangelicals and others of celibate monastics—formed based upon their common desire to live more intentional Christian lives. Throughout the past twenty centuries, hundreds of groups of both kinds have formed.

This probing work tells the story of these communities, both monastic and lay. It is a story that, though often overlooked, is both inspiring and instructive. Above all it is a story that opens the way for greater understanding between two groups of Christians who have long been estranged—Protestant evangelicals and Catholic monastics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556352584
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
New Monastic Library: Resources for Radical Discipleship Series
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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