We Often Dismiss History As Dull Or Irrelevant, But Our Modern Disengagement From The Past Puts Us Fundamentally Out Of Step With The Long Witness Of The Christian Tradition Yet, Says Margaret Bendroth, The Past Tense Is Essential To Our Language Of Faith, And Without It Our Conversation Is Limited And ThinThis Accessible, Beautifully Written Book Presents A New Argument For Honoring The Past The Christian Tradition Gives Us The Powerful Image Of A Vast Communion Of Saints, All Of God S People, Both Living And Dead, In Vital Conversation With Each Other This Kind Of Connection With Our Ancestors In The Faith, Bendroth Maintains, Will Not Happen By Wishing Or By Accident She Argues That Remembering Must Become A Regular Spiritual Practice, Part Of The Rhythm Of Our Daily Lives As We Recognize Our World To Be, In Many Ways, A Gift From Others Who Have Gone Before
Margaret Peggy Bendroth is Executive Director of the Congregational Library and Archives and a historian of American religion.
- 142 pages
- The Spiritual Practice of Remembering
- Margaret Bendroth
- 01 August 2019 Margaret Bendroth