A Graceful Life: Lutheran Spirituality for Today

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Augsburg Books, 2000 - Religion - 200 pages
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The author understands spirituality to be the attitudes, convictions, and practices that give a definite shape to religious faith. Further, he asserts that spirituality is experiential and practical, for it concerns the specific forms by which faith is expressed and nurtured.The book describes the special emphases of Lutheran spirituality and recommends practices that nurture a vital spirituality. After an introductory chapter on the contemporary context, each of the seven chapters explores a major theme of Lutheran spirituality. A final chapter speculates on the future of Lutheran spirituality. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and group and individual practices. An appendix gives suggestions for group use.
  

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Contents

CONTEXT PRESENT AND PAST
1
OUR HUMAN CONDITION
21
TRUST IN GODS MERCIFUL GRACE
38
RELIANCE ON THE WORD OF GOD
65
MEETING GOD IN PHYSICAL SYMBOLS
85
CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY AND THE CHURCH
104
CHURCH TRADITIONS
130
SERVICE IN DAILY LIFE
146
TAKING STOCK
168
NOTES
191
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Hanson-Professor of religion at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

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