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The Word Made Flesh: The language of Jesus in his stories and prayers

Eugene Peterson

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Prose: non-fiction, Religion: general, Christian theology, Christian life & practice

THE WORD MADE FLESH is Eugene Peterson at his best: writing about words and the way we are called to use them.

Book four of Eugene Peterson's landmark SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY series: foundational reading for the twenty-first-century church.
Continuing Peterson's evaluation of contemporary Christian Spirituality, THE WORD MADE FLESH is an extended meditation on language and the way it should be used in Christian community.
As with the first three books in the series, THE WORD MADE FLESH is written for both lay and academic audiences. Challenging but deeply rewarding, it combines scholarship with the human experience and lightness of touch for which Peterson is known.

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Praise for The Word Made Flesh: The language of Jesus in his stories and prayers

  • 'A tour de force in spiritual theology, combining incisive cultural analysis and biblical exposition with a sweeping and engaging vision of the Christian life' (for CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES). - Christianity Today

  • 'Rich, generous, and wise, Peterson's "conversation" will help readers at every stage of faith to live their faith more deeply' (for CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES). - Publishers Weekly

  • Eugene Peterson keeps surprising us. It is hard to imagine where he will go next with his spiritual theology. His pen hugely blesses the church. - The Christian Century

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Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson was a pastor, author, scholar and poet. He grew up in Montana and earned his B.A. in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, his S.T.B. from New York Theological Seminary, and his M.A. in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He served as a pastor for 29 years and then became Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, retiring in 2006.

Eugene Peterson is perhaps best known for his book THE MESSAGE: THE BIBLE IN CONTEMPORARY LANGUAGE and is also known for his involvement in the Renovare spiritual formation movement. The books in his spiritual theology series, including THE JESUS WAY and PRACTISE RESURRECTION, are widely acclaimed.

After retiring from full-time teaching, Eugene and his wife Jan lived in the Big Sky Country of rural Montana. Eugene Peterson died in October 2018.

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