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The God of Intimacy and Action


The God of Intimacy and Action

Reconnecting Ancient Spiritual Practices, Evangelism, and Justice
1. Aufl.

von: Tony Campolo, Mary Albert Darling

10,99 €

Verlag: Jossey-Bass
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 21.12.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9780787997984
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 272

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Praise for The God of Intimacy and Action "Tony Campolo...and Mary Darling...are like gunpowder and a spark. The result is a dynamite book that many have been waiting a long time for." —Relevant Magazine "In 25 years, when we look back as journalists chronicling this era of religious reawakening—this book likely will turn up as a classic....This book is both a manifesto—and a sturdy guidebook—for the journey of reclaiming much that has been lost." —David Crumm, founder of Read the Spirit "Tony Campolo and Mary Darling...are two first rate minds grappling with classical and contemporary theology, and then adding to that a set of concrete practices...The Network of Spiritual Progressives (including those of us who are not Christian) can draw much wisdom and guidance from this book." —Tikkun Magazine "I know both Tony and Mary personally and can testify to the genuineness of their search for spiritual wholeness. It is a search that always holds in creative tension a profound intimacy with God through Christ with a vigorous engagement in the social realities of our day." —Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline "Darling and Campolo sift through the dirt of Christendom and uncover the precious treasures of our faith." —Shane Claiborne, founding member of The Simple Way community; author of The Irresistible Revolution; and recovering sinner
Acknowledgments. An Introduction to Mystical Christianity. PART ONE: Knowing God Intimately: Where Christian Mysticism Can Take Us (Tony Campolo). 1 What Mystical Christianity Is All About. 2 Christian Mysticism and Personal Evangelism. 3 Christian Mysticism and Working for Justice. PART TWO: Fueling Intimacy: The Mystical Path (Mary Albert Darling). 4 Awakening to Mysticism and a Holistic Gospel (Even If You’re Not a Monk). 5 Cultivating Holy Habits. 6 Moving from Self-Awareness to God-Awareness: The Prayer of Examen. 7 Becoming God’s Friend: Lectio Divina. 8 Deepening Our Intimacy with God: Centering Prayer. 9 Committing to a Holistic Gospel. PART THREE: Taking Intimacy with God into the World (Mary Albert Darling and Tony Campolo). 10 Avoiding Two Temptations. 11 Connecting Intimacy and Action. Postscript. Notes. The Authors. Index.
The Authors Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University. Previously he served for ten years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Campolo is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, and hosts the popular radio show From Across the Pond in England. Mary Albert Darling, associate professor of communication at Spring Arbor University, is a Protestant who has been trained in spiritual direction in the Jesuit tradition.
"In The God of Intimacy and Action Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling act as healers, seeking to mend the brokenness between spirituality and justice, prayer and protest, loving God and loving neighbor that exists within the Body of Christ. The Church needs teachers like Campolo and Darling who embody a holistic Christianity in which befriending the poor is prayer and prayer is an act of justice." —Mark Yaconelli, author, Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus How can we grow closer to God and transform that intimacy into a healing presence in the world? In The God of Intimacy and Action, beloved author and activist Tony Campolo teams up with spiritual director Mary Albert Darling to show how contemplative spiritual practices can lead to greater intimacy with God and fuel passion for reaching out to others through spreading the Good News and fostering justice for the poor and oppressed. The authors reveal why this combination is not only crucial but historical and is vividly demonstrated in the lives of saints such as St. Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, and Catherine of Siena. Campolo and Darling explain mystical spirituality and its practices and integrate them with evangelism and justice to illuminate what they call "holistic Christianity." They suggest specific ways to nurture and energize one's spirituality and show how to go beyond living a Christian life that merely emphasizes right beliefs and right behaviors. They encourage followers to develop a sense of personal unity with Christ that will compel them to help share Jesus' message and mission in its totality. The ultimate goal is a unity with God that involves a connectedness with those around us—especially the lost, poor, and oppressed. The God of Intimacy and Action is filled with contemporary examples of people who are experiencing the kind of mystical spirituality that empowers and inspires them to become true followers of Christ.
Praise for THE GOD OF Intimacy AND ACTION "Tony Campolo . . . . and Mary Darling . . . . are like gunpowder and a spark. The result is a dynamite book that many have been waiting a long time for." —Relevant Magazine "In 25 years, when we look back as journalists chronicling this era of religious reawakening—this book likely will turn up as a classic . . . . This book is both a manifesto—and a sturdy guidebook—for the journey of reclaiming much that has been lost." —DAVID CRUMM, founder of Read the Spirit "Tony Campolo and Mary Darling . . . are two first rate minds grappling with classical and contemporary theology, and then adding to that a set of concrete practices. . . . [T]he Network of Spiritual Progressives (including those of us who are not Christian) can draw much wisdom and guidance from this book." —Tikkun Magazine "I know both Tony and Mary personally and can testify to the genuineness of their search for spiritual wholeness. It is a search that always holds in creative tension a profound intimacy with God through Christ with a vigorous engagement in the social realities of our day." —RICHARD J. FOSTER, author of Celebration of Discipline "Darling and Campolo sift through the dirt of Christendom and uncover the precious treasures of our faith." —SHANE CLAIBORNE, founding member of The Simple Way community; author of The Irresistible Revolution; and recovering sinner
“I am most pleased by this teaming of Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling on a subject so vital to spiritual formation. Tony is known for his deep social activism; Mary for her deep spiritual intimacy. Of course these two realities go hand-in-hand, like a bow and an arrow or a lock and a key. Part of the charm of The God of Intimacy and Action is watching Tony and Mary respecting each other, challenging each other, learning from each other. I know both Tony and Mary personally and can testify to the genuineness of their search for spiritual wholeness. It is a search that always holds in creative tension a profound intimacy with God through Christ with a vigorous engagement in the social realities of our day.”--Richard J. Foster, author, Celebration of Discipline “There was a time when those who most passionately pursued intimacy with God in their souls were the same folk who most impatiently worked for justice in the streets. They were called prophets. Sometimes saints. Tony and Mary ask: ‘Why not you and me?’”--John Ortberg, pastor, Menolo Park Presbyterian Church “Darling and Campolo sift through the dirt of Christendom and uncover the precious treasures of our faith. In these pages, the mystics remind us that Christianity is less of a theory and more of a romance. May they awaken each of us with the ancient whisper that St. Francis heard in Assisi, ‘Repair my Church which is in ruins.’ [And may those repairs continue . . . In us.]” --Shane Claiborne, founding member of The Simple Way community; author, The Irresistible Revolution; and recovering sinner “This book is a premiere example of the wonderful convergence that is taking place between the many streams of Christianity: mystical, political, contemplative, biblical, and evangelical--is the best sense of all those terms. Grow with Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling in the fullness of Christ.”--Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico “This is a book that combines action and contemplation so that we can become like Christ and change the world. By combing their love for social justice with a compelling vision of the Christian life Campolo and Darling offer a wonderful resource for our life with God. I really enjoyed this book and have benefited from it.”--Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D., president, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California “An important call to ground our evangelism and social action in a powerful personal relationship with the living God nurtured by regularly seeking the presence of God in our lives. A helpful book on an urgent topic.”--Ronald J. Sider, president, Evangelicals for Social Action “Wow! What a helpful book! If you, with me, sometimes find that your walk with God is shallow and your service for God ineffective, this book could change your life. This is a book you will value and return to over and over again. When you do, thank me for recommending it to you.”--Steve Brown, professor, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando; and author and teacher on the syndicated radio program Key Life "This very important work brings integration to the false dichotomy that promotes an artificial disconnection between Christian mysticism and Christian outreach. By weaving together the themes of personal spiritual transformation with the themes of evangelism and social justice, Campolo and Darling help us to find the narrow path between "spiritless service" on the one hand and "arrested spiritual development that verges on narcissism" on the other. This is a must-read for anyone who seeks a holistic gospel in which ministry to others flows from an ever-deepening intimacy with Christ."--Ruth Haley Barton, co-founder and president, The Transforming Center; and author of Sacred Rhythms:Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

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