By Ralph W. Hood. Jr.

ISBN-10: 0814767486

ISBN-13: 9780814767481

What does it suggest to dwell out the theology offered within the nice Commandment to "love God specially and to like your neighbor as yourself"? In Blood and Fire, Poloma and Hood discover how understandings of godly love functionality to empower believers. notwithstanding godly love might commence as a perceived courting among God and somebody, it's made appear as social habit between humans.

Blood and Fire deals a deep ethnographic portrait of a charismatic church and its faith-based ministry, illuminating how religiously inspired social provider uses ideals in regards to the nature of God's love. It lines the triumphs and travails linked to dwelling a collection of rigorous spiritual beliefs, supplying a richly textured research of a religion neighborhood affiliated with the "emerging church" move in Pentecostalism, one of many fastest-growing and such a lot dynamic spiritual pursuits of our day.

Based on greater than 4 years of interviews and surveys with humans from all degrees of the association, from the chief to center and marginal individuals to the bad and addicts they're trying to serve, Blood and Fire sheds mild at the differing worldviews and non secular perceptions among those that served in in addition to those that have been served by this ministry.

Blood and Fire argues that godly love— the connection among perceived divine love and human reaction— is on the middle of the imaginative and prescient of rising church buildings, and that it truly is necessary to comprehend this dynamic if one is to appreciate the continuing reinvention of yankee Protestantism within the twenty-first century.

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