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By Owen C. Thomas

This publication is a examine of the Christian existence and the perform of Christians and the church from an Anglican standpoint. It starts with an research and explication of the constitution and technique of the Christian lifestyles earlier than God within the church and the realm concerning a five-fold rule of lifestyles and the relation of this to religious path. this can be through an research and critique of the present spirituality circulation, which arose within the Nineteen Seventies and which has come to dominate and lie to the church buildings. A sequel to the latter explains the beginning of the spirituality stream within the present Romantic flow that arose within the Nineteen Sixties and has motivated all facets of our tradition with ambiguous effects. subsequent there's a critique of up to date parish ministry as practiced in residential parishes that at most sensible ministers in simple terms to the non-public lives of its contributors, by way of a fictional tale of one of these residential parish that means a brand new departure in parish ministry. Then there's a critique of preaching within the Episcopal Church that's normally thought of to be terrible, and a suggestion of how to triumph over this. The concluding 3 chapters deal with a basic challenge in our method of deepest prayer and how to get to the bottom of this, an offer for how to beat the present deadlock within the Anglican Communion referring to homosexuality, and a meditation at the accountability of Christians in public life.

"Owen Thomas is a prophet, within the biblical feel of the notice, calling a group to envision its lifestyle and glance to the rock from which it was once quarried. His e-book is innovative, every now and then radical, accurately since it is rooted within the better of a practice he is aware in addition to someone. The scope of those essays is remarkable-from philosophical theology to parish administration-with a superb middle within the lifetime of the Spirit, lived amid the perplexities of history."

-Charles Hefling, Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College

"What Owen Thomas has to claim approximately Christian lifestyles and perform will pride many, confound others, and problem we all to imagine extra significantly approximately issues that topic. it is a distinctively Anglican voice crying out on behalf of embodied spirituality, political engagement, and prophetic ministry."

-Arthur Holder, John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality, Graduate Theological Union

"In this legacy of his years as theological reflector on Christian existence, Owen Thomas, in his personal artistic manner, articulates the continual insistence of the Bible and Anglican culture that religion and perform, fact and motion were so joined jointly through God that they have to by no means be positioned asunder. really worth interpreting and pondering."

-Harvey H. Guthrie, Former Dean and Professor of previous testomony, Episcopal Divinity School

Owen C. Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Theology of the Episcopal Divinity tuition, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the writer of 8 prior books in theology and the philosophy of faith. A former physicist, he has been a traveling professor on the Gregorian college and the North American university in Rome, an accessory professor on the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and prior president of the yankee Theological Society.

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