The Oxford Group and Alcoholics Anonymous: A Design for Living That Works

The Oxford Group and Alcoholics Anonymous: A Design for Living That Works

by Dick B.
     
 

A comprehensive history of the origins, principles, practices, and contributions to Alcoholics Anonymous of "A First Century Christian Fellowship" (also known as the Oxford Group) of which A.A. was an integral part in the developmental period between 1931 and 1939.

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A.A.'s own histories and Bill Wilson's own comments make it clear that A.A

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A comprehensive history of the origins, principles, practices, and contributions to Alcoholics Anonymous of "A First Century Christian Fellowship" (also known as the Oxford Group) of which A.A. was an integral part in the developmental period between 1931 and 1939.

From the Author:

A.A.'s own histories and Bill Wilson's own comments make it clear that A.A. was an integral part of A First Century Christian Fellowship, also known as the Oxford Group, during A.A.'s formative years. But that is as far as the materials go in terms of detailing what the Oxford Group really contributed to A.A.'s life-changing program. I spent several years reading all the Oxford Group books of that day, interviewing almost all the Oxford Group leaders of that day, visiting archives, and looking up the sources of Oxford Group ideas. The end result was shown to Oxford Group people and approved as an accurate presentation. This had never been done. Yet Oxford Group ideas contributed to A.A. fellowship practices (such as story-telling, meeting as groups, surrenders, fellowshipping, and witnessing) and most certainly contributed to its ideas on spiritual experiences, spiritual awakenings, and steps to a relationship with God. The very words in A.A. Steps and literature can be traced directly to the Oxford Group. There is no study anywhere which provides the details, specifics, and documentation that this work does. You will know more about A.A. and a lot about its origins when you read this account.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885803191
Publisher:
Paradise Research Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
History of Early A. A.'S Spiritual Roots
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.90(d)

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