Christian practical wisdom : what it is, why it matters / Dorothy C. Bass, Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, James R. Nieman, Christian B. Scharen.
- ISBN: 9780802868732
- ISBN: 0802868738
- Physical Description: viii, 352 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Framing : engaging the intelligence of practice -- Spooning : how bodies shape knowledge -- Swimming : how the practice of lectio divina heals and transforms -- Camping : practical wisdom in everyday life -- Dancing : moves and rhythms that engage local wisdom -- Rocking : practical wisdom at work in pop culture -- Eclipsing : the loss and recovery of practical wisdom in the modern West -- Disciplining : academic theology and practical knowledge -- Imagining : biblical imagination as a dimension of Christian practical wisdom -- Unknowing : spiritual practices and the search for a wisdom epistemology -- Collaborating : an invitation to experiment, an expression of thanks.
In this richly collaborative work, five distinguished scholars examine the oft-neglected embodied practical wisdom that is essential for true theological understanding and faithful Christian living. After first showing what Christian practical wisdom is and does in several real-life situations, the authors tell why such practical wisdom matters and how it operates, exploring reasons behind its decline in both the academy and the church and setting forth constructive cases for its renewal.
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