Subversive Spiritualities

Author : Frederique Apffel-Marglin
ISBN : 9780199793860
Genre : Religion
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In this book, Frederique Apffel-Marglin draws on a lifetime of work with the indigenous peoples of Peru and India to support her argument that the beliefs, values, and practices of such traditional peoples are ''eco-metaphysically true.''
Category: Religion

Subversive Spirituality

Author : Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN : 0802842976
Genre : Religion
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Subversive Spirituality is a gathering together of articles written by Eugene Peterson over the past twenty-five years. Made up of occasional pieces, short biblical studies, poetry, pastoral readings and interviews, this book reflects on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life. Peterson captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which he is well known. Peterson describes his book this way: "The gathering of articles and essays, poems and conversations, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, writer, and professor. The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty. Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. I do hope, however, that they will be found to be 'freshly phrased.'"
Category: Religion

Subversive Spirituality

Author : L. Paul Jensen
ISBN : 9780227903513
Genre : Religion
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Subversive Spirituality links the practice and study of Christian spirituality with Christian mission. It develops a twofold thesis: grace, spiritual disciplines, and mission practices are inseparably linked in the mission of Jesus, of the early church, and of several historical renewal movements, as well as in a contemporary field research sample; and amidst the collapse of space and time evidenced by our culture's increasingly hurried pace of life, more time and space are needed for regular solitary and communal spiritual practices in church, mission, and leadership structures if Christian mission is to transform people and culture in our time. This requires a subversion of the collapsed spatial and temporal codes that have infected our Christian institutions. Jensen employs methods and approaches from a variety of academic disciplines to explore both spirituality in terms of space and time and mission in terms of deed and word. Specifically, Jensen examines the spirituality and mission of Jesus, the early church, the apostolic fathers, Origen, the Devotio Moderna, the early Jesuits, David Brainerd, and several women in 19th century Protestant missions. He considers the spirituality and mission that have arisen within the postmodern generations born after 1960. Based on the theological, historical, cultural, and field analyses of this study, a model for spirituality and mission is proposed. The model addresses the contemporary collapse of space and time and appears to have widespread applicability to diverse cultures and eras. Jensen's model is applied to the pluralistic and postmodern milieu of North America with recommendations for spirituality and mission in church, mission, and educational structures. A derivative model for teaching and practicing spirituality and mission in the academy, which also has application for non-formal leadership development structures, is also proposed.
Category: Religion

Subversive Spirituality

Author : Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN : 1573830259
Genre : Spirituality
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Subversive Spirituality is a gathering together of articles written by Eugene Peterson over the past twenty-five years. Made up of occasional pieces, short biblical studies, poetry, pastoral readings and interviews, this book reflects on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life. Peterson captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which he is well known. Peterson describes his book this way: "The gathering of articles and essays, poems and conversations, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, writer, and professor. The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty. Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. I do hope, however, that they will be found to be 'freshly phrased.'"
Category: Spirituality

The End Of Religion

Author : Bruxy Cavey
ISBN : 9781615215027
Genre : Religion
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In The End of Religion, Bruxy Cavey shares that relationship has no room for religion. Believers and seekers alike will discover anew the wondrous promise found in our savior. And Christ’s eternal call to walk in love and freedom will resonate with readers of all ages and denominations.
Category: Religion

Raising Hell

Author : Kali Black
ISBN : 190571310X
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Raising Hell asks what black magic really is and offers a subversive perspective on why magic is done and what it should be done for. Kali Black demonstrates how we can be socially responsible in how we practice magic, while also questioning what power really is, and how we manifest or don't manifest that power with our magical practice. In this book, you will learn: The ancient and mystical practice of Toontra What anarchashamanism really is and how to incorporate it into your practice How to subvert propaganda and make it into a message to change the masses And much more!
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Pentecostals Proselytization And Anti Christian Violence In Contemporary India

Author : Chad M. Bauman
ISBN : 9780190266318
Genre : History
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Every year, there are several hundred attacks on India's Christians. These attacks are carried out by violent anti-minority activists, many of them provoked by what they perceive to be a Christian propensity for aggressive proselytization, or by rumored or real conversions to the faith. Pentecostals are disproportionately targeted. Drawing on extensive interviews, ethnographic work, and a vast scholarly literature on interreligious violence, Hindu nationalism, and Christianity in India, Chad Bauman examines this phenomenon. While some of the factors in the targeting of Pentecostals are obvious and expected-their relatively greater evangelical assertiveness, for instance-other significant factors are less acknowledged and more surprising: marginalization of Pentecostals by "mainstream" Christians, the social location of Pentecostal Christians, and transnational flows of missionary personnel, theories, and funds. A detailed analysis of Indian Christian history, contemporary Indian politics, Indian social and cultural characteristics, and Pentecostal belief and practice, this volume sheds important light on a troubling fact of contemporary Indian life.
Category: History

A Spirituality For The Vulnerable

Author : Charles Davis
ISBN : 155612273X
Genre : Religion
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This book speaks to contemporary people on the classic themes of Christian faith.
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Dwell

Author : Barry D. Jones
ISBN : 9780830896547
Genre : Religion
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Popular notions of Christian spirituality today tend to focus on getting us out of the world or getting the world out of us. Many are looking to spirituality as a means of disengaging from this life—to experience the transcendent or discover personal wholeness. On the other hand, much of popular Christian thought seems to be about avoiding the corruption of the world by being pious and following the rules. But Jesus offers a radical model for living. As the Incarnate One who dwelt among us to accomplish the mission of God, he teaches us how to dwell in the world for the sake of the world. If we are to become like him, we must learn what it means to live out this missional spirituality in the places we dwell. What does a Christian life deeply rooted in the logic of the Incarnation look like? Missional teacher and pastor Barry Jones shares his vision for authentic Christian spirituality focused on becoming more like Jesus. We dwell in a specific place and time in history, with unique bodies and in a world for which God has great purposes of redemption. This presence in the world should lead us to pattern our lives after the life of Jesus who was a boundary breaker, a shalom-maker, a people-keeper, and a wounded-healer. "Jesus' life shows us what it looks like to be fully human, to be whole and holy . . . to be in the world and not of the world, to live passionately for the world and not protectively withdrawn from it, " says Jones. "Allowing the logic of the Incarnation to inform our vision of the spiritual life corrects the tendency toward a self-oriented pursuit of transcendence or a negative spirituality of behavior modification and disengagement from the world." Including practical suggestions for real-life application and questions for discussion, Jones describes living a missional life from a place of deep connection with and dependence on God. Not only must we have a clear and compelling vision of the life we want to live, but we must also cultivate the spiritual disciplines necessary to live out our vision in the specific contexts of day-to-day life. We need a renewed vision of Christian spirituality that leads us to be conformed into the image of Christ who dwelt with us for us.
Category: Religion

Subversive Dna And The Coma Awakening A New Classical Way To Do Spirituality

Author : Charlie Solorio
ISBN : 9781598586688
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Are you who you're supposed to be? Were you taken away? Could there be more to this life than what you see? How can we recognize truth for living? In the Subversive DNA series, you are invited to enter into a multi-dimensional, multi-personal and multi-conversational story to experience a message that is living, seeking, and calling you to more. If the model presented within this book is correct and lived out, it changes each and every part of life and your role in it. IT CHANGES EVERYTHING. May those who are missing embark together on a new mystery-adventure-journey with new eyes to see and new hearts to understand as we examine the evidence and answer the question, "Is there a God communicating with me?" If you allow the rebellious tenacious Love to find and steal you away, you'll never be the same. -About Charlie Solorio- Charlie Solorio has had a life long interest in spiritual matters with a balance of faith and critical questioning. He has had an ongoing internal conversation within himself about truth and spiritual matters that has influenced his external conversations with others. These internal and external conversations have fueled his researching and studying of life with God and life without God. He has attempted to utilize research, personal life experiences with goofy stories, and his vocation in the medical field in answering the question, "Is there a God communicating with me?" It is his belief that if the model presented within Subversive DNA is correct and lived out, our lives will reflect our Creator. If it is not correct, then it's back to the drawing board. Subversive DNA is an attempt to touch the face of God while conversing with Him.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit