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- ISBN 9781587435911
- Author SMITH JAMES K A
- Pub Date 01/01/2022
Many Christians are disconnected from the past or imagine they are 'above' history, immune to it, as if self-starters from clean slates in every generation...
Winner of ‘Academic Book of the Year’ 2024
'This incisive and eloquent volume will expand readers' minds.'--Publishers Weekly
Many Christians are disconnected from the past or imagine they are 'above' history, immune to it, as if self-starters from clean slates in every generation. They suffer from a lack of awareness of time and the effects of history--both personal and collective--and thus are naive about current issues and fixated on the end times.
Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that awakening to the spiritual significance of time is crucial for orienting faith in the 21st century. He encourages us to cultivate the spiritual discipline of memento tempori, a temporal awareness of the Spirit's presence--indebted to a past, oriented toward the future, and faithful in the present. To gain spiritual appreciation for our mortality. To synchronize our heart-clocks with the tempo of the Spirit, which changes in the different seasons of life. Integrating popular culture, biblical exposition, and meditation, Smith provides insights for pastoring, counseling, spiritual formation, politics, and public life.
Introduction: When Are We? The Spiritual
Significance of Timekeeping Meditation
1: Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 1. Creatures of Time: How to Face Our Forgetting
2. A History of the Human Heart: How to Learn from Ghosts Meditation 2: Ecclesiastes 7:10-14
3. The Sacred Folds of Kairos: How (Not) to Be Contemporary
4. Embrace the Ephemeral: How to Love What You'll Lose Meditation 3: Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8
5. Seasons of the Heart: How to Inhabit Your Now 6. On Not Living Ahead of Time: How to Sing Maranatha!
Epilogue: History in Heaven
Publisher ? : ? Baker Books (20 Sept. 2022)
Language ? : ? English
Paperback ? : ? 208 pages