Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment

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Ignatius Press, 1997 - Religion - 279 pages
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"This book explores the divine strategy in detail. Research discovers in Scripture 40 or 50 themes that bear on discovering truth and recognizing that truth is well-founded. We learn how we discern whether we are being led by the Holy Spirit or by our own unredeemed inclinations and desires, whether it is the spirit of God or the prince of darkness that is operating in our disagreements and programs. We find in these themes clear responses to key questions: Why are there divisions and factions in the Church? How are these divisions to be healed? What are the sure signs that some people have truth, while others are in error? What are the conditions for finding and maintaining a shared vision in marriage, parishes, dioceses, religious orders, the universal Church?"
 

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A good book for Protestants to read in my opinion. Described simply, in this book Father Dubay goes through scripture (esp N.T.) considering texts on discernment... and SURPRISE!... practically all of the texts emphasize the role of the authority of the Church in that task. Read full review

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Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M., is a retreat master and spiritual director for religious communities around the contry, as well as a highly regarded speaker at conferences and retreats for lay poeple in North America. He has hosted five different 13-part television series on the topics of spirituality and prayer, and is the best-selling author of such acclaimed spiritual works as Fire Within, Prayer Primer and Happy Are You Poor.

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