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Seven Sacred Spaces : Portals to deeper community life in Christ

By: Lings, George

0857469347 / 9780857469342
Paperback / softback
Published 18/09/2020
United Kingdom
130 x 198 mm 232 pages
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Too often people's understanding of and engagement with 'church' is reduced to corporate worship, when it is so much more.

George Lings identifies seven characteristic elements in Christian communities through the ages, which when held in balance enable a richer expression of discipleship, mission and community. In the monastic tradition these elements have distinctive locations: cell (being alone with God), chapel (corporate public worship), chapter (making decisions), cloister (planned and surprising meetings), garden (the place of work), refectory (food and hospitality) and scriptorium (study and passing on knowledge).

Through this lens George Lings explores how these seven elements relate to our individual and communal walk with God, hold good for church and family life, and appear in wider society.


HRCM Christian theology, HRCX1 Christian leaders & leadership, HRCX4 Christian ministry & pastoral activity

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