Spirituality Old & New: Recovering Authentic Spiritual Life

Spirituality Old & New: Recovering Authentic Spiritual Life

by Donald G. Bloesch
     
 

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Donald G. Bloesch provides incisive guidance toward a genuine Christian spirituality that is firmly rooted in biblical faith and fully aware of the positive contributions of various streams of Christian tradition.See more details below

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Donald G. Bloesch provides incisive guidance toward a genuine Christian spirituality that is firmly rooted in biblical faith and fully aware of the positive contributions of various streams of Christian tradition.

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David W. Gill
"Donald Bloesch's Spirituality Old & New is an extraordinary gift to Christians everywhere, pastors and laity alike. It's really all about walking with God under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. Amid all the fads, half-truths, dead ends and dangers, Bloesch steers us with a steady, experienced, biblical hand to the goal---which is not about our 'feeling it' but about God 'receiving it'--the praise and devotion he deserves. This just has to be put on everyone's all-time top five list of books on the topic."
John H. Armstrong
"Donald Bloesch rightly believes, as did one of his favorite authors P. T. Forsyth, that it is dangerous to cultivate our own piety when we should rather seek God for peace. This volume explains not only why this assertion is true, but it does so with exceptional clarity and ecumenical irenicism. This is a book desperately needed when many evangelicals are moving away from biblical personalism. Bloesch is a master teacher, and the church desperately needs the wisdom of his excellent book. It ought to be required reading by every teacher of spiritual formation--Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox."
Rev. Dr. Elmer M. Colyer
"Who among evangelical theologians can provide a more authoritative word on 'spirituality old and new' than Donald G. Bloesch? In his new book by that title, Bloesch is discerning and critical, yet open and winsome; erudite and edifying; wise but passionate. Readers will find an analysis of the dangers lurking everywhere in spiritualities old and new in our culture today, and also Bloesch's robust biblical, historical, evangelical alternative. The book's subtitle, Recovering Authentic Spiritual Life, has been a central focus of Bloesch's interest, research and reflection from the very beginning of his career that now spans over fifty years. While Bloesch learns from many, he is a slave to none as he adds yet another jewel to his long list of publications. This is the most significant contribution to the conversation on spirituality by an evangelical in quite some time."
Gabriel Fackre
"Here is a biblical and churchly 'spirituality' so needed today as an alternative to the New Age nostrums that crowd the mall bookstore shelves. Along the way, Donald Bloesch examines a range of offerings for the cure of souls that includes classical mysticism--its strengths and weaknesses--current gnosticisms in Christian garb and their post-Christian equivalents while making his powerful case for a Christocentric spiritual life of loving God and serving the world."
David Parker
"With a warm and passionate presentation, this is a book from a senior evangelical theologian that is important reading for Christians today."
Bible and Bible Reference Survey 2007 Preaching.com
"Spirituality Old & New is a helpful treatment of this hot topic stressing that true biblical spirituality grows out of correct theology and warning against careless borrowing of other forms of spirituality."
Reverend; Doctor - Elmer M. Colyer
"Who among evangelical theologians can provide a more authoritative word on 'spirituality old and new' than Donald G. Bloesch? In his new book by that title, Bloesch is discerning and critical, yet open and winsome; erudite and edifying; wise but passionate. Readers will find an analysis of the dangers lurking everywhere in spiritualities old and new in our culture today, and also Bloesch's robust biblical, historical, evangelical alternative. The book's subtitle, Recovering Authentic Spiritual Life, has been a central focus of Bloesch's interest, research and reflection from the very beginning of his career that now spans over fifty years. While Bloesch learns from many, he is a slave to none as he adds yet another jewel to his long list of publications. This is the most significant contribution to the conversation on spirituality by an evangelical in quite some time."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830828388
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
05/11/2007
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
950,392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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John H. Armstrong
"Donald Bloesch rightly believes, as did one of his favorite authors P. T. Forsyth, that it is dangerous to cultivate our own piety when we should rather seek God for peace. This volume explains not only why this assertion is true, but it does so with exceptional clarity and ecumenical irenicism. This is a book desperately needed when many evangelicals are moving away from biblical personalism. Bloesch is a master teacher, and the church desperately needs the wisdom of his excellent book. It ought to be required reading by every teacher of spiritual formation--Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox."
John H. Armstrong, President, ACT 3
David W. Gill
"Donald Bloesch's Spirituality Old & New is an extraordinary gift to Christians everywhere, pastors and laity alike. It's really all about walking with God under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. Amid all the fads, half-truths, dead ends and dangers, Bloesch steers us with a steady, experienced, biblical hand to the goal---which is not about our 'feeling it' but about God 'receiving it'--the praise and devotion he deserves. This just has to be put on everyone's all-time top five list of books on the topic."
David W. Gill, author of Becoming Good: Building Moral Character and Doing Right: Practicing Ethical Principles
Rev. Dr. Elmer M. Colyer
"Who among evangelical theologians can provide a more authoritative word on 'spirituality old and new' than Donald G. Bloesch? In his new book by that title, Bloesch is discerning and critical, yet open and winsome; erudite and edifying; wise but passionate. Readers will find an analysis of the dangers lurking everywhere in spiritualities old and new in our culture today, and also Bloesch's robust biblical, historical, evangelical alternative. The book's subtitle, Recovering Authentic Spiritual Life, has been a central focus of Bloesch's interest, research and reflection from the very beginning of his career that now spans over fifty years. While Bloesch learns from many, he is a slave to none as he adds yet another jewel to his long list of publications. This is the most significant contribution to the conversation on spirituality by an evangelical in quite some time."
Rev. Dr. Elmer M. Colyer, Professor of Historical Theology and Stanley Professor of Wesley Studies, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Gabriel Fackre
"Here is a biblical and churchly 'spirituality' so needed today as an alternative to the New Age nostrums that crowd the mall bookstore shelves. Along the way, Donald Bloesch examines a range of offerings for the cure of souls that includes classical mysticism--its strengths and weaknesses--current gnosticisms in Christian garb and their post-Christian equivalents while making his powerful case for a Christocentric spiritual life of loving God and serving the world."
Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology Emeritus, Andover Newton Theological School

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