Vital Christianity: Spirituality, Justice, and Christian Practice 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0567025517
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"There is no doubt that the church in the US faces a deep crisis, both internally and in missional dimension. Much of that crisis is the misfortune of separating 'spirituality' from “social witness,” and dividing the church into 'parties.' As a consequence, much spirituality among us is self-indulgent and much social witness becomes strident self-assertion. This book is a serious effort to put back together what noone should have rent asunder. When such a recovery occurs, both spirituality and social witness are drawn more closely to the Gospel and to the Lord who summons the faithful."Walter BrueggemannColumbia Theological Seminary

There is wide recognition today that we need ways of combatting individualism in our conceptions of church, discipleship, spirituality; that we need spiritual formation for creatures who are animated bodies, not embodied souls; that we need to heal the rift between churches pursuing social justice and churches pursuing individual salvation. Readers who have felt any of all of these needs will find rich resources in this book. The essays are of uniformly high quality: engagingly written, richly biblical, and theologically and pastorally astute. Nancey MurphyProfessor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Seminary, and author of /Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?/ (Nancy Murphy)

"This volume provides new hope and energy for those who have become weary of the scandalous twentieth century dichotomy of spirituality and social justice. Here there is much food for the single journey of alerting the world to God's reign." —Ronald J.R. Mathies, Executive Director Emeritus, Mennonite Central Committee (Ronald J.R. Mathies)

"Bishop Willimon and Professor Weaver-Zercher here present the real work of true churches—those that do not pit spirit against body, or spirituality against social justice. This remarkable collection of essays shows how, behind the TV cameras and beyond the front pages, Derrida and Zizek are moved by Jesus and Paul, eucharist and sabbath-keeping can form disciples, and vital spirituality is afoot from soup kitchens in Pennsylvania to housing-poor territories of the Mississippi Delta."— Rodney Clapp, author of *Tortured Wonders: Christian Spirituality for People, Not Angels* (Rodney Clapp)

"The book is really a protest, highlighting one aspect of the integrated Christian life: that of justice, a pressingly relevant topic at the present time...This book is a worthy contribution to an on-going debate"
ANVIL Vol.25 No.2 2008
(John Cockerton)

"This volume provides new hope and energy for those who have become weary of the scandalous twentieth century dichotomy of spirituality and social justice. Here there is much food for the single journey of alerting the world to God's reign." —Ronald J.R. Mathies, Executive Director Emeritus, Mennonite Central Committee (Sanford Lakoff)

"Bishop Willimon and Professor Weaver-Zercher here present the real work of true churches—those that do not pit spirit against body, or spirituality against social justice. This remarkable collection of essays shows how, behind the TV cameras and beyond the front pages, Derrida and Zizek are moved by Jesus and Paul, eucharist and sabbath-keeping can form disciples, and vital spirituality is afoot from soup kitchens in Pennsylvania to housing-poor territories of the Mississippi Delta."— Rodney Clapp, author of *Tortured Wonders: Christian Spirituality for People, Not Angels* (Sanford Lakoff)

"The book is really a protest, highlighting one aspect of the integrated Christian life: that of justice, a pressingly relevant topic at the present time...This book is a worthy contribution to an on-going debate"
ANVIL Vol.25 No.2 2008
(Sanford Lakoff)

About the Author

David Weaver-Zercher is Associate Professor of Religious History at Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Amish in the American Imagination and the editor of Minding the Church: Scholarship in the Anabaptist Tradition.The Reverend Dr. William Willimon is Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church and the author of fifty books, including Worship as Pastoral Care.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark; 1 edition (August 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0567025519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0567025517
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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William H. Willimon is Presiding Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL area, and Visiting Research Professor, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC. Prior to his current position he served for twenty years as Professor of Christian Ministry and Dean of Duke University Chapel. He is the author of fifty books, and over a million copies of his books have been sold. His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Liturgy, Worship, and Christianity Today. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over eight thousand pastors in the U.S.A., Canada, and Australia. He was selected in a Baylor University survey as one of the "Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World."

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robby on March 1, 2006
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Vital Christianity uniquely unites the themes of spirituality, justice, and Christian practice. The different perspectives all shed light on defining vital Christianity
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