Calloused Hands, Courageous Souls: Holistic Spirituality of Development and Mission

Author: 
Robert J. Suderman
Call Number: 
248.4 Sud
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Undertakes a challenging and critical test - to articulate the nature of Christian spirituality in mission and development.

The author sees all experience as spiritual in nature. But not all spirituality is Christian. As he explains, Christian spirituality is aligning the human spirit with the spirit of God. As a result, Christian spirituality and Christian mission are inseparable and virtually synonymous.

The author calls us to be more intentional about making sure our work is guided by a spirituality that is rooted in the life and work of Jesus Christ. He also urges us to examine critically the context in which we live to know how the world is being interpreted by others. Our lives and work must be recognized as distinctively Christian and discernible from the other spiritualities in the marketplace of values.

ISBN: 
1-887983-11-2
Publication Date: 
1998
Publisher: 
MARC
Location: 
ANiSA Resource Centre
Feature Text: 
Undertakes a challenging and critical test - to articulate the nature of Christian spirituality in mission and development. The author sees all experience as spiritual in nature. But not all spirituality is Christian. As he explains, Christian spirituality is aligning the human spirit with the spirit of God. As a result, Christian spirituality and Christian mission are inseparable and virtually synonymous. The author calls us to be more intentional about making sure our work is guided by a spirituality that is rooted in the life and work of Jesus Christ. He also urges us to examine critically the context in which we live to know how the world is being interpreted by others. Our lives and work must be recognized as distinctively Christian and discernible from the other spiritualities in the marketplace of values.