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Taboo or To Do? Is Christianity complementary with yoga, martial arts, Hallowe'en, mindfulness and other alternative practices?

Clifford, Ross and Johnson, Philip (2016) Taboo or To Do? Is Christianity complementary with yoga, martial arts, Hallowe'en, mindfulness and other alternative practices? Darton, Longman & Todd, London. 224pp. ISBN 978-0-232-53253-1

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Abstract

Today, some Christians- as part of their own personal growth- and some churches- as part of their desire to reach the 'spiritual but not religious'- are adapting spiritual practices that have their roots in East Asian religions or in disciplines that emerge from New Age or New Spirituality. Other voices within the Church are wary of, and in some cases condemn, involvement with such practices. This book sifts through some of the most popular practices and asks whether or not they should really be considered off-limits for Christians, or incompatiable with the way of Jesus. Each chapter provides a brief history of the alternative practice in focus, followed by an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses within a Christian framework, and a case study of a church interacting with the practice. Taboo or To Do? includes a Foreword by John Drane.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords (separated by commas): New spirituality, yoga, martial arts, Hallowe'en, mindfulness, spiritual practices.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220406 Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subject Area(s): A - World Religions
Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
Depositing User: Rev Dr Ross Clifford
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 10:43
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 10:43
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2181

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