Alister E. McGrath

Roots That Refresh

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780340558034

‘RootsThat Refresh’ celebrates Reformation spirituality, the author urging modern Christians to rediscover the roots of their religion. He believes that the ideas and values of the past can have a great impact on the present and on the future.

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Where can we find a dynamic spirituality for the Church today? The roots of modern Christianity, and especially evangelicalism, lie in the Reformation of the 16th century, a period of such spiritual vitality that it is forgotten at the Church’s peril. Yet how many today are familiar with the insights of such great thinkers, leaders and writers as Luther and Calvin? It is time, argues Alister McGrath, that the Church rediscovered its roots. The centrality of the Cross of Christ, the impact of grace, the affirmation of the laity as the people of God, and the fruitfulness of discipline and work are just some of the riches of Reformation spirituality. ‘Roots that Refresh’ an essential resource for the rediscovery of purpose and identity among Christians today. Hailed as ‘one of the very best scholars and teachers of the Reformation’, Dr Alister McGrath is a prolific writer and respected teacher worldwide. He lectures on Christian doctrine at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

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