Connected Spirits

Connected Spirits


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ISBN-13: 9781608992102
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew J. Weaver is a clinical psychologist, an ordained minister in The United Methodist Church, and associate publisher of Zion's Herald, an independent religious journal of opinion, news, and reflection published by the Boston Wesleyan Association. He has co-authored and co-edited many books including Wells of Wisdom: Grandparents and Spiritual Journeys, Reflections on Forgiveness and Spiritual Growth, and Reflections on Aging and Spiritual Growth. He lives in New York City.

Donald E. Messer is President Emeritus and the Henry White Warren Professor of Practical Theology at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He is an ordained minister in The United Methodist Church and the author of numerous books including Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence: Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis and Contemporary Images of Christian Ministry.

Table of Contents

Foreword Minerva G. Carcaño vii

Preface James Kam-Leung Law ix

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction xiii

1 Transcendent Friendships: The Journey to Spiritual Growth Esther Kwon Arinaga 1

2 They Have Been There for Me James Armstrong 11

3 See Them Each as Your Friend Paschal Baumstein 22

4 Friendship and Race Gilbert H. Caldwell 28

5 He Lives on Death Row: An Imprisoned Friend Kenneth L. Carder 35

6 Living by God's Grace: Agnes, Anna, and Agnes Musa W. Dube 44

7 Won't You Be My Neighbor? Vince Isner 52

8 The "Holy Friends" of a Global Journalist Kathleen LaCamera 57

9 Friendship Embodied and the Life of the Spirit Martin E. Marty 66

10 Freedom Found through Friendship Stephen K. McCeney 77

11 A Dialogue between Two Friends M. Kent Millard Donald E. Messer 84

12 So What If My Best Friend Is a River? Donna Schaper 98

13 The River Flowing Beneath the Words: Still Learning How to Be a Friend Karen Stone 103

14 Cloud of Witnesses Maren C. Tirabassi Maria I. Tirabassi 113

15 Happily Uncharted James M. Wall 122

16 Friends Who Harvest Hope Joe A. Wilson 131

Contributors 140

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