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In theory and in practice, Christians often sever spirituality from social justice. For instance, some Christians assume that spirituality refers to the "inner life" whereas social justice refers to the "outer life," perhaps further equating the former with passive Christianity and the latter with active Christianity. Employing sensitivity to the sources of the Christian tradition as well as the practice of discipleship in the real world, the contributors to this volume seek solid ground on which to build bridges between spirituality and social justice. Organized to highlight both significant conceptual and theological issues, as well as applications to various dimensions of the Christian life, these essays offer penetrating insights from different vantage points into how contemporary believers can connect spirituality and social justice.
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 is Pastoral Care. 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.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2005
Edited by David L. Weaver-Zercher
Edited by William H Willimon
Country of Publication
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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