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by Joseph Sprague

Author: Joseph Sprague
Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership
Language: English
Publisher: Abingdon Press (December 1, 2002)
Pages: 96 pages
Category: Christian Books
Rating: 4.9
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Affirmations of a Dissenter book. United Methodist Bishop Joseph Sprague's book Affirmations of a Dissenter is the bravest statement I've ever read by a UMC bishop on the topics he's writing about.

Affirmations of a Dissenter book. It says some things that urgently need saying in the church. Barbara Wendland in Connections April 2003.

Like many churchgoers, C. Joseph Sprague finds himself in a quandary: he loves the church but often finds himself at odds with its principles and/or practices. Like many churchgoers, C. What makes his situation unique is that in addition to his role as worshiper, he is a bishop who is charged with the responsibility of leadership. In Affirmations of a Dissenter, Sprague gives readers a composite of affirmation and dissent, of faith and protest.

English Dissenters or English Separatists were Protestant Christians who separated from the Church of England in the 17th and 18th centuries. A dissenter (from the Latin dissentire, "to disagree") is one who disagrees in opinion, belief and other matters. English Dissenters opposed state interference in religious matters, founded their own churches, educational establishments and communities. Some emigrated to the New World, especially to the Thirteen Colonies and Canada

Joseph Sprague is bishop of the Chicago Area in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Methodist Theological School.

Joseph Sprague is bishop of the Chicago Area in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church. Información de Contacto. Larrondo 1281, Guayacán, Coquimbo, Chile.

In Affirmations of a Dissenter, Sprague gives readers a composite of affirmation and dissent, of faith .

In Affirmations of a Dissenter, Sprague gives readers a composite of affirmation and dissent, of faith and protest. He writes about his trust in and commitment to God's hospitable, unconditional love for all humankind as well as about his discomfort with discernible public trends in religious institutions, particularly United Methodism. A refreshing and stimulating presentation of basically orthodox Christian beliefs, this book is 'must reading' for every Christian yearning for a renewed and relevant church in the 21st century.

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Als Sprague 2002 sein Buch Affirmations of a dissenter veröffentlichte, entzündete sich daran innerhalb der UMC ein Streit unter methodistischen Theologen. Unter anderem wendet sich Sprague gegen die jungfräuliche Geburt von Jesus. Charges filed against UMC Bishop Sprague - News - C. Joseph Sprague accused of heresy by United Methodist Church. Affirmations of a dissenter. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press 2002 ISBN 0687728258.

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This work examines the development of a dissenting perspective on the emerging doctrine of the Holy Spirit in. .

This work examines the development of a dissenting perspective on the emerging doctrine of the Holy Spirit in Post-Reformation Protestant thought. By dissenting, the author means beyond the mainstream of thought, sometimes affirming but expanding orthodox positions, but at other times pursuing new directions and images of the Spirit. A new look is offered at the Puritan-Separatist era in English dissenting traditions, as well as organized dissenters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Of particular interest are the applications of current philosophic and scientific writers.

Like many churchgoers, C. Joseph Sprague finds himself in a quandary: he loves the church but often finds himself at odds with its principles and/or practices. What makes his situation unique is that in addition to his role as worshiper, he is a bishop who is charged with the responsibility of leadership.

In Affirmations of a Dissenter, Sprague gives readers a composite of affirmation and dissent, of faith and protest. He writes about his trust in and commitment to God's hospitable, unconditional love for all humankind as well as about his discomfort with discernible public trends in religious institutions, particularly United Methodism. The brief chapters of this book cover a variety of topics: biblical literalism; the power of biblical witness; biblical authority as related to homosexuality, divorce, violence, and women; the nature and person of Jesus; hope in the church; leadership; and racism.

"When Joe Sprague ponders the Scripture looking at them through the ministry of our Lord, he grabs your attention. Your mind will race; your heart will beat faster as he walks with Jesus into areas of poverty, injustice, war, and human sexuality. You may not always agree, but you will be brought up short by his openness, his integrity, and his sacrificial commitments. He'll make you a braver, more radical Christian."--Richard B. Wilke Bishop in Residence Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas

"A candid and clarion call for United Methodism to embrace its theological, biblical, and ethical roots without being ensnared by fearful right-wing 'neoliteralists' or cynical left-wing 'progressives.' Bishop Sprague challenges the church to a future vision of hope, emphasizing the Gospel's mandate of inclusiveness, justice, and nonviolence. A refreshing and stimulating presentation of basically orthodox Christian beliefs, this book is 'must reading' for every Christian yearning for a renewed and relevant church in the 21st century." --Donald E. Messer Warren Professor of Practical Theology and President Emeritus The Iliff School of Theology

"United Methodist Bishop Joseph Sprague's book Affirmations of a Dissenter is the bravest statement I've ever read by a UMC bishop on the topics he's writing about. It says some things that urgently need saying in the church." Barbara Wendland in Connections April 2003