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Title: Hearing God's Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality
Author: Adam, Peter
Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 2004
Paperback; ISBN: 9780830826179
Volumes: 1; Pages: 237
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Many discussions of Christian spirituality draw on a range of traditions and "disciplines." Little attention, however, appears to have been given to the Bible itself for its teaching on this theme or as a source of spirituality. Similarly, it is commonly assumed that, when it comes to spirituality, the evangelical tradition has little to offer.
In response, Peter Adam urges us to renew our confidence in a biblical model of spirituality and to test our spirituality by the Bible. Drawing on a selection of Old and New Testament texts, along with significant insights from the Christian tradition (including John Calvin and the Puritans), he expounds the shape and structure of a gospel-centered "spirituality of the Word" through which we know God himself and receive the life he gives.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Strange Silence
1. Biblical Spirituality
2. The Old Testament
3. The New Testament
4. Calvin's Theology of Revelation
5. Issues in Spirituality
6. Examples of Spirituality
The Early Church
Word and Spirit in Puritan-Quaker Debates
Richard Baxter on Meditation
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