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"The Rod of the Spirit"
An in-depth discussion of Danny Lovett's "The Rod of the Spirit".
# 65145 | 2,321 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Apr 26, 2006 in Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Literature (General)

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The paper, at large, is a chapter by chapter summary of Lovett's book. It discusses how he describes the numerous accounts of the Old Testament rod and proves it as a recognizable symbol of the Holy Spirit. The author also explores other themes that are mentioned throughout the book, namely, the importance of prayer. It also brings other examples of texts and books to qualify the opinions offered by Lovett in his book.
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"The subject of the Holy Spirit and Danny Lovett's description of the ideal Christian life are reminiscent of a number of spiritual books. For example, Danny Lovett's metaphor of the life of the Christian as a journey, a pilgrimage summons up images of Way of the Pilgrim, an account of the pilgrimage of a peasant in mid-eighteen Century Russia. The pilgrim hears a passage from the Epistles advising men to pray without ceasing. Intrigued he tries find how to pray without ceasing by reading his Bible where he finds in many places the command "to pray at all times, in all places" (Pilgrim 1993, 5) (This reference to Paul's admonition in Thessolonians also appears in Rod of the Spirit.) but can find no practical advice as to how to accomplish it. He goes to churches to carefully listen to sermons and questions priests without success. He leaves everything behind and sets off to find out how to pray continually, launching the "journey assigned to us by our God." (Lovett 2003, 55)"

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