Item description for Temptation (Seabury Classics) by Diogenes Allen...
"Thank you, Church Publishing, for reviving the Seabury Imprint and reissuing wonderful spiritual classics, such as this insightful look at the need to assimilate our temptations into our maturing spiritual journeys." --The Living Church In Allen's account of the Christian life, temptation offers us a doorway into the mystery of God. Far from trying to avoid the temptations of our daily lives, we need to recognize them as an essential part of our journey into the kingdom of God. Here our model is the three temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness: the temptations of material goods, security, and prestige. To face the reality of these temptations, even though we cannot overcome them, is to enter upon the spiritual life.
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Studio: Seabury Classics
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher Seabury Classics
ISBN 1596280077 ISBN13 9781596280076
Availability 0 units.
More About Diogenes Allen
DIOGENES ALLEN is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary. He teaches widely in both Presbyterian and Anglican churches, and is the author of a number of books on the spiritual life.
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Spiritual Reflections Feb 2, 2005
This short, readable, and profound book examines the preconditions of Christian spirituality. The jumping off point is a detailed analysis of the temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness: to live for material things, to seek personal security, and to clamor for social position. Once we overcome these temptations, the path is cleared for a spiritual pilgrimage; if we are lucky, the pilgrimage culminates in trust in Christ and faith in the Resurrection. "Temptation" doesn't present a comprehensive apologetic for Christianity. Instead, it profoundly reorients the reader and offers a view of the human world in which Christianity can make sense. It is really, really good.