"Celebration of Discipline" Book Review by ABCs

"Celebration of Discipline"
A review of the book "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster.
# 113013 | 1,063 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2009 in Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis) , Literature (General)


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Description:

This paper discusses how Richard J. Foster's "Celebration of Discipline" acts as a powerful antidote to the extremities of attitude that often plague us in modernity while still embracing many of the newer practices created by recent Christian spiritual leaders and teachers. It looks at how Foster suggests a series of disciplines to bring Christians back to the basics of their faith and to help believers move forward in their lives in a more productive fashion. It also examines how he offers practical advice on how to practice these pillars of spiritual development and awakening even while he defends them according to Christian, philosophical doctrine.

From the Paper:

"Foster suggests a series of disciplines to bring Christians back to the basics of their faith and to help believers move forward in their lives in a more productive fashion. He offers practical advice on how to practice these pillars of spiritual development and awakening, even while he defends them according to Christian, philosophical doctrine. Through practicing the disciplines, a believer can place him or herself before God and be transformed. He categorizes these different disciplines under three different headings. Inward disciplines involve the practices of meditation, prayer, religious fasting (as opposed to fasting for a political cause or for one's health) , and study. Outward disciplines involve the cultivation of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service. Community disciplines are confession, worship, guidance, and celebration. Inward and outward harmony is required. A believer cannot focus on one discipline to such an extent that it comes at the expense of the other."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Foster, Richard. The Celebration of Discipline. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1998.

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