Contents: Embodied Faith: Reflections on a Materialist Spirituality

Preface vii

BACKGROUND AND DEFINITION

  • The Horizon 3 Neo-Liberalism, Privatization, and a Blooming Religious Market Under the Auspices of "Postmodernity"
  • Materialist Spirituality 14 What in the World . . . ? An Initial Definition

TRINITARIAN FOUNDATION

  • Creation and Redemption 33 Two Sides of the Same Coin
  • The Incarnation 43 An Affirmation of True Humanity
  • The Holy Spirit 54 The Grounded Wire of Christian Life

CHURCH AND SACRAMENTS

  • The Church 71 Place of Salvation and Priest of Creation
  • Sacraments and Sacramentality 87 The Backbone of Our Life in Christ
  • Prayer as Language and Liturgy as Song 105 On the Meaning of Worship

WORLD AND CULTURE

  • For the Life of the World 125 An Earthly Spirituality
  • In the Midst of Life 139 A Spirituality for Reality
  • "The Heart Is Slow to Love What the Eye Does Not See" 147 The Role of Art in Materialist Spirituality

FURTHER EXPLORATIONS

  • "No Man Is an Island" 163 An Ecumenically Based Community Spirituality
  • The Fundamental Reasonability of Faith 177 Sober Spirituality
  • Materialist Spirituality and World Religions 184 Common Concerns
  • Concluding Remarks 189 A Living Hope: A Hope for Life

Index 199

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