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Author Peterson, Eugene H., 1932-2018

Title Under the unpredictable plant : an exploration in vocational holines / Eugene H. Peterson.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., [1992]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  248.892 P485U    Check Shelf
Description 197 pages ; ; 24 cm
Contents Undercapitalized Vocations. Vocational Idolatry. The Jonah Story -- I. Buying Passage to Tarshish. 1. Jonah Disobedient. Escape to Tarshish. Stay Where You Are. Ecclesiastical Pornography. The Travel Agent in Joppa. 2. Jonah Obedient. Professionalized Obedience. The Kind of Pastor We in Fact Are -- II. Escaping the Storm. 1. Repudiating Tarshish Religion. What Do You Mean, You Sleeper? The American Religious Ship. Throw Me into the Sea! 2. Recovering a Gospel Vocation. Songs and Stories and Red Bandannas. God and Passion. The Cornfield. Vocational Holiness. A Slow Leak. The Euclidean Threat. A Karamazov in Every Home. Seed-Planting Dostoevsky. Jonah's Sea Storm and Paul's Shipwreck -- III. In the Belly of the Fish. 1. Conditions. The Bottom Line. The Golden Calf. Hogging the Show. 2. Askesis. Three Days in the Belly. Holy Saturday. Prettyfeather. Monastery without Walls. 3. Prayer. The School of the Psalms. Rule. The Contemplative Pastor -- IV. Finding the Road to Nineveh. 1. Geography. James Joyce's Ulysses. A Day's Journey into Nineveh. Wendell Berry. The Congregation Is Topsoil. Spiritual Growth versus Religious Cancer. 2. Eschatology. Yet Forty Days. St. John's Revelation. Equally Yoked. Eschatological Laundry List -- V. Quarreling with God under the Unpredictable Plant. 1. The Stunted Imagination. Leonard Storm. A Hugely Dimensioned Destiny. The Mess of Creativity. Bruce. 2. The Recovered Vocation. Paradigm Shift. Messiahs, Managers, and Spiritual Directors. Reuben Lance. Karen. Making an Ending.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Bible. Jonah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Pastoral theology.
Clergy -- Religious life.
ISBN 0802837050 hardcover
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