Ordinary Saints / Edition 2

Ordinary Saints / Edition 2

by Robert Benne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800636260

ISBN-13: 9780800636265

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Theologian and ethicist Robert Benne addresses the Christian life in its religious and moral dimensions by writing about the vocation of the Christian in daily life. With clarity and authority, he discusses Christian identity, the call of God, moral development, and marriage and family life, among other topics. This fully revised edition includes a study guide for use

Overview

Theologian and ethicist Robert Benne addresses the Christian life in its religious and moral dimensions by writing about the vocation of the Christian in daily life. With clarity and authority, he discusses Christian identity, the call of God, moral development, and marriage and family life, among other topics. This fully revised edition includes a study guide for use in classrooms and church study groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636265
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,042,669
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1.Introduction: Our Fragmented World1
Symptoms of Fragmentation1
A Closer Look3
Two New Lifestyles8
Why This Tradition?14
The Plan of This Book18
Questions for Discussion19
For Further Reading19
Part IThe Call of God
2.The Divine Initiative23
The Unrecognized Presence23
The Biblical Story24
The Church's Story29
My Story32
Other Stories36
A Return at Depth37
Questions for Discussion42
For Further Reading43
3.Christian Nurture: Filling the Cup of Being45
Participation in the Body of Christ48
Christian Personal Devotion52
Christian Friendship54
Re-creation55
Questions for Discussion58
For Further Reading58
Part IIThe Calling of the Christian: Spilling the Cup
4.Places of Responsibility63
Sanctioned65
Dynamic72
Ambiguous74
Questions for Discussion78
For Further Reading79
5.Moral Development81
Egoism83
Heteronomy86
Autonomy88
Questions for Discussion92
For Further Reading92
6.The Christian's Calling: Toward Theonomy95
Faith99
Love108
Hope118
Questions for Discussion125
For Further Reading126
Part IIIThe Callings of the Christian
7.Marriage and Family Life131
Marriage and Family Life as a Place of Responsibility134
Marriage as a Christian Calling138
Related Issues147
Questions for Discussion160
For Further Reading160
8.Work163
Work as a Place of Responsibility165
Work as a Christian Calling169
Questions for Discussion179
For Further Reading180
9.Public Life183
Public Life as a Place of Responsibility188
Public Life as a Christian Calling192
Questions for Discussion201
For Further Reading201
10.The Church203
The Church as a Place of Responsibility206
The Church as a Christian Calling216
Questions for Discussion222
For Further Reading223
Index225

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