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Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality [Paperback]

By Frances M. Young (Author)
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Explore biblical spirituality and the challenging gifts of brokenness Blends ancient and contemporary insight It is profoundly difficult, says Frances Young, "to live with our vulnerability and mortality - how we question and rebel, as we are overwhelmed by grief and distress." Offering both a realistic view of the human condition and the wonderful gift of grace that brings hope of transformation, Young challenges the culture that believers have assimilated. Drawing upon her own personal exerpiences and her knowledge of Scripture, ancient Christianity, and the great hymns of faith, Young offers this academic yet deeply pastoral guide for thinking and living as a Christian.

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It is profoundly difficult, says Frances Young, "to live with our vulnerability and mortality--how we question and rebel, as we are overwhelmed by grief and distress." Offering both a realistic view of the human condition and the wonderful gift of grace that brings hope of transformation, Young challenges the culture that believers have assimilated. Drawing upon her personal experiences and her knowledge of Scripture, ancient Christianity, and the great hymns of faith, Young offers this academic yet deeply pastoral guide for thinking and living as a Christian. Students of early Christianity, seminarians, pastors, and serious readers will appreciate this insightful look at how acceptance of disability can bring blessing in the lives of believers.

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Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality by Frances M. Young has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Century - 12/11/2008 page 22
  • Christian Century - 03/11/2008 page 50


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Baker Academic
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
ISBN  080103504X  
ISBN13  9780801035043  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Frances M. Young (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the retired Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England, and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is the lead editor of The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature and the author of numerous books. Andrew Teal (PhD, University of Birmingham) is tutor in church history at Ripon College Cuddesdon and chaplain of Pembroke College of the University of Oxford, both in Oxford, England.

Frances M. Young has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Didsbury Lecture


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Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality  Jul 10, 2009
Excellent content, clearly and concisely written. Treatment of the subject by an academic for a general audience. Considers the approach towards the Bible taken by the early church fathers, with special reference to suffering.
 

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