1. Christian fundamentalism
Each of the four practices is an antidote related to the quest for a particular virtue as well, namely, truth, joy, peace, and love in resistance to these dangerous movements.
Each of the four chapters discusses the relationship of these practices to scripture, identifying a signature biblical text or story related to each. They introduce the reader to a spiritual mentor who can help them understand and embrace the practice more fully. They describe contemporary forms of Christianity that distort or compromise our received faith tradition, directing their attention to a contemporary issue in which these distortions figure prominently and in which a progressive Wesleyan perspective offers an alternative vision of Christian authenticity. Finally, the chapters offer guidance showing how readers can engage in these practices on a very practical level.
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Table of Contents
Prologue: Practicing a Way Forward Together xiii
Chapter 1 Truth and the Practice of Humility 1
Chapter 2 Joy and the Practice of Hospitality 21
Chapter 3 Peace and the Practice of Healing 39
Chapter 4 Love and the Practice of Holiness 57
Epilogue: A Progressive Wesleyan Declaration 75
Appendix A A Word to Progressive Wesleyan Christians 77
Appendix B An Olive Branch Extended 81
For Further Reading 83