Head, Heart & Hands: Bringing Together Christian Thought, Passion and Action

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InterVarsity Press, Mar 31, 2005 - Religion - 200 pages
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As Christians, we are to love God with all of our being--heart, mind, soul and strength. But many of us tend to overemphasize one aspect or another, and as a result, our faith becomes imbalanced. Some of us have an intellectual faith but lack compassion or spiritual discipline. Others of us have a vibrant, heartfelt relationship with God but lack commitment to truth or doctrine. And many of us overlook translating our faith into service and ministry. In this book ethicist Dennis P. Hollinger presents a holistic, integrative vision for reuniting Christian thought, passion and action. He shows how individuals, churches and movements throughout history have focused on either the head, or the heart or the hands--often to the exclusion of other expressions. But by linking our intellect, emotions and actions, Hollinger points us toward a whole faith for the whole person, where each dimension feeds, nurtures and sustains the others.
  

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Review: Head, Heart and Hands: Bringing Together Christian Thought, Passion and Action

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I don't read a lot but I completed this book the info was very uplifting and clear on who we are in God when we understand the interrelationships of our head, heart and hands Read full review

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This is an appeal for the integrated Christian life. Hollinger contends that we often separate head (intellect), heart (passions, spiritual attentiveness) and hands (practical action). Individuals ... Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
9
FRAGMENTED FAITH AND FRAGMENTED PEOPLE
13
CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE HEAD
35
DISTORTIONS OF THE HEAD
57
CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE HEART
72
DISTORTIONS OF THE HEART
91
CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE HANDS
107
DISTORTIONS OF THE HANDS
128
HEAD HEART AND HANDS TOGETHER The Biblical Case
143
HEAD HEART AND HANDS TOGETHER An Interdisciplinary Perspective
160
HEAD HEART AND HANDS TOGETHER Implications and Challenges
175
NOTES
195
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About the author (2005)

Dennis P. Hollinger is president of Evangelical School of Theology in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, where he also serves as professor of Christian ethics.

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