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The dangers of Christian practice : on wayward gifts, characteristic damage, and sin

Author: Lauren F Winner
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sometimes, beloved and treasured Christian practices go horrifyingly wrong, extending violence rather than promoting its healing. In this bracing book, Lauren Winner provocatively challenges the assumption that the church possesses a set of immaculate practices that will definitionally train Christians in virtue and that can't be answerable to their histories. Is there, for instance, an account of prayer that has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren F Winner
ISBN: 9780300215823 0300215827
OCLC Number: 1028906878
Description: 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Characteristic damage --
Eucharist --
Prayer --
Baptism --
Damaged gifts.
Responsibility: Lauren F. Winner.

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Challenging the central place that "practices" have recently held in Christian theology, Lauren Winner explores the damages these practices have inflicted over the centuries  Read more...

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"Lauren Winner has written a stimulating and salutary book about how sin deforms even the divine spiritual gifts of Christian sacrament and prayer" -Bernice Martin, Church Times"Elegantly weaving Read more...

 
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