Hearing God's Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality (New Studies in Biblical Theology)Hearing God's Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
Peter Adam
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Many discussions of Christian spirituality draw on a range of traditions and "disciplines". However, little attention appears to have been given to the Bible itself as a source of spirituality, or to its teaching on this theme. In response, Peter Adam urges us to renew our confidence in a biblical model of spirituality, and to test our spirituality by the Bible. Drawing on a selection of Old and New Testament texts, along with signifigant insights from the Christian tradition, he expounds the shape and structure of a gospel-centered "spirituality of the word", through which we receive the life that God gives, and know God himself.

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Series Preface

Author's Preface

Introduction: A Strange Silence

1. Biblical Spirituality: Whoever is from God hears the words of God

Biblical Spirituality?
Evangelical Spirituality?
Reformed Spirituality?
Biblical Theology and Spirituality?
The Shape and Structure of Biblical Spirituality

2. The Old Testament: Hear My Words, O My People

Genesis: Words of Promise, Words of Power
Deuteronomy: Hear, O Israel!
Job: Words of Revelation, Words of Faith
Psalms: O That Today You Would Listen to His Voice!
Proverbs: Every Word of God Proves True
Jeremiah: My Words in Your Mouth

3. The New Testament: The Words That I Have Spoken Are Spirit and Life

Luke: That You May Know the Truth
Romans: Strengthened by Gospel Proclamation
Colossians: Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly
Hebrews: God Has Spoken
1 Peter: The Living and Enduring Word of God
1 John: The Word of God Abides in You
Revelation: Listen to What the Spirit Is Saying to the Churches

4. Calvin's Theology of Revelation: Faith Hearing the Word of Christ

Theological Foundations
Christ's One Covenant
One People of God
One Word of God

5. Issues in Spirituality: Sanctify Them in the Truth; Your Word Is Truth

Words and Images, Faith and Sight
Sacred Times, Places, Objects and Actions
Sacred Times, Places, Objects and Actions Today?
The Power of Words

6. Examples of Spirituality: They Have Kept Your Word

Corporate Spirituality of the Word in the Early Church
Word and Spirit in Puritan-Quaker Debate
Richard Baxter on Meditation

Conclusion: The Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light



Index of Authors

Index of Biblical References