Dynamics of Spiritual Life   -     By: Richard Lovelace
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InterVarsity Press / 1979 / Paperback

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Reviewing the history of revival from biblical models to Jonathan Edwards and the Jesus Movement, Lovelace isolates elements of live orthodoxy and proposes a comprehensive approach to spiritual rebirth. He examines primary and secondary elements of renewal; revitalization of local congregations; ways revivals go wrong; evangelical efforts at church unity; and Christian approaches to social concerns. 455 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 455
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 1979
ISBN: 087784626X
ISBN-13: 9780877846260
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Publisher's Description

Richard Lovelace gives a history of spiritual renewals in light of biblical models. Isolating the elements of live orthodoxy, he proposes a comprehensive approach to renewal. Lovelace looks at such practical issues as renewal of the local congregation, the ways revivals go wrong, the evangelical thrust toward church unity, and Christian approaches to the arts and to social concern. A book for all concerned to revitalize the church.

Author Bio

Richard F. Lovelace (Th.D., Princeton) is emeritus professor of church history at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the author of (Revell) and (Eerdmans).

Author Bio

Richard F. Lovelace (Th.D., Princeton) is emeritus professor of church history at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the author of Homosexuality and the Church and The American Pietism of Cotton Mather.

Endorsements

"Disciples of Jesus Christ who know the cost of discipleship, heirs of grace who treasure its costly gifts, and men and women of taste and scholarship and civil impulse have good reason for wishing the author luck. No, put that not 'luck' but 'steadfastness' and 'grace.'" —Martin E. Marty, University of Chicago

"We need a book like this at this time. Lovelace has done the job in a sensitive, insightful, readable way. His work deserves a readership far beyond the Evangelical tradition out of which it grows." —Mark J. Link, S.J., author of These Stones Will Shout and The Seventh Trumpet

"Here is more evidence of growing Evangelical concern with renewal, spirituality and the historic witness of Christianity. Dynamics of Spiritual Life is a major new contribution to our understanding of God's action in the church and in history. While writing from an essentially Reformed perspective, Lovelace remains open to other traditions, including contemporary Neo-Pentecostalism, and is sensitive to God's renewing action historically within Roman Catholicism as well as in Anabaptism, Pietism and other Protestant renewal movements." —Howard A. Snyder, author of The Problem of Wineskins and Liberating the Church

Publisher Description

Richard Lovelace gives a history of spiritual renewals in light of biblical models. Isolating the elements of live orthodoxy, he proposes a comprehensive approach to renewal. Lovelace looks at such practical issues as renewal of the local congregation, the ways revivals go wrong, the evangelical thrust toward church unity, and Christian approaches to the arts and to social concern. A book for all concerned to revitalize the church.

Editorial Reviews

"Why is Lovelace's writing a must-read? It's a madly efficient use of your mental and spiritual energy. For pastors, church planters, missional leaders, and thinking Christians, the benefits of this book will be well worth the effort."
"Here is more evidence of growing Evangelical concern with renewal, spirituality and the historic witness of Christianity. Dynamics of Spiritual Life is a major new contribution to our understanding of God's action in the church and in history. While writing from an essentially Reformed perspective, Lovelace remains open to other traditions, including contemporary Neo-Pentecostalism, and is sensitive to God's renewing action historically within Roman Catholicism as well as in Anabaptism, Pietism and other Protestant renewal movements."
"We need a book like this at this time. Lovelace has done the job in a sensitive, insightful, readable way. His work deserves a readership far beyond the Evangelical tradition out of which it grows."
"Disciples of Jesus Christ who know the cost of discipleship, heirs of grace who treasure its costly gifts, and men and women of taste and scholarship and civil impulse have good reason for wishing the author luck. No, put that not 'luck' but 'steadfastness' and 'grace.'"

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Classic book, poor print quality
    January 22, 2015
    Bob
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    Lovelace's classic work on renewal is a must-read. But the print quality on this print run (25th) is poor, like a cheap paperback.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 26, 2012
    Jerry
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    Absolutely eye opening. The PREFACE STATES: 'This work is a manual of spiritual theology, a discipline combining the history and the theology of Christian experience,' and it is all it claims to be and more. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is rich in 'spiritual' and practical 'theology,' and helps one understand the past moves of God and the relationship of such to the present move and work of the Holy Spirit in this generation.
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