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Overview Bloesch provides incisive guidance toward a genuine Christian spirituality that is firmly rooted in biblical faith and fully aware of the positive contributions of various streams of Christian tradition.
Publishers Description Donald Bloesch surveys this history of Christian thinking on the nature of the spiritual life. In his own charitable, ecumenical yet evangelical way he provides incisive guidance toward a genuine Christian spirituality that is firmly rooted in biblical faith and fully aware of the positive contributions of various streams of Christian tradition, while critically engaging the current plethora of options being offered today.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830828389 ISBN13 9780830828388
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More About Donald G. Bloesch
Donald G. Bloesch (1928 2010) was a noted American evangelical theologian. From 1957 until his retirement in 1992, he was a professor of theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, where he continued as a professor emeritus. For more than forty years, he published scholarly yet accessible works that generally defend traditional Protestant beliefs and practices while seeking to remain in the mainstream of modern Protestant theological thought. He characterized himself a progressive evangelical or Ecumenical orthodox, criticizing the excesses of both the theological left and right. Bloesch s pietistic background and personal spiritual life lay at the heart of understanding his theology.
Donald G. Bloesch was born in 1928 and died in 2010.
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A Needed Historical Perspective Aug 30, 2007
Donald Bloesch has penned a needed historical perspective. No doubt, today's crying need is for changeless truth for our changing times. At the same time, we need insight to help us to discern which ancient truths are compatible with authoritative scriptural truth.
Surveying the diverse history of Christian spirituality, Bloesch purpose is to offer guidance toward building a biblically-based, historcally-founded spirituality. However, at times he rides a little rough-shod over those who disagree with his perspective without prividing the readers with enough primary source material to make come to their own conclusion. There also seems to be a tendency toward an either/or focus between head and heart. While he does see value in some writings of those with whom he disagrees, the author tends to denigrate some with broad brush strokes.
Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction , Soul Physicians, and Spiritual Friends.