Subversive Spirituality

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 27, 1997 - Religion - 263 pages
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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.'"
 

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User Review  - Noah_Schumacher - LibraryThing

Phenomenal look inside the mind and pastoral life of Eugene Peterson. Features a collection of interviews, journal articles, and biblical studies. The diverse selection provides spontaneity and depth. It was a great read! Read full review

User Review  - Jim - Christianbook.com

great book ,easy read ,Spirtual insites from Eugene Peterson are great for the christian life. This book is inspiring for any reader who seeks the a deeper walk with christ. Read full review

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Contents

The Basic Text for Christian Spirituality
4
God Said
17
Spirit Quest
33
Witnesses to Transcendence
42
The Seminary as a Place of Spiritual Formation
55
The Holy Stump
64
Jeremiah as an Ascetical Theologian
81
Learning to Worship from St Johns Revelation
85
Sheep in Wolfes Clothing
136
Kittel among the Coffee Cups
142
Mastering Ceremonies
148
Teach Us to Care and Not to Care
155
Unexpected Allies
170
Novelists Pastors and Poets
173
Pastors and Novels
186
A Conversation with Eugene Peterson
196

The Medium Is the Message
92
Resurrection Quartet
102
Holy Luck
112
St John as Pastor Poet and Theologian
122
Masters of Imagination
132
An Approach to Pastoring
217
Subversive Spirituality
237
On Pentecostals Poets and Professors
246
Of Passion Prayer and Poetry
258
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About the author (1997)

Eugene H. Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible titled The Message, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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