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Melodies of a New Monasticism

Bonhoeffer's Vision, Iona's Witness

Melodies of a New Monasticism

Bonhoeffer's Vision, Iona's Witness

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN-13: 9780334057208
Published: 31/08/2018

The New Monastic Movement is a vibrant source of renewal for the church's life and mission. Many involved in this movement have quoted Dietrich Bonhoeffer's conviction that the church must recover ancient spiritual disciplines if it is to effectively engage "the powers that be." "Melodies of a New Monasticism" adopts a musical metaphor of polyphony (the combination of two or more lines of music) to articulate the way that these early Christian virtues can be woven together in community.

Creatively using this imagery, this book draws on the theological vision of Bonhoeffer and the contemporary witness of George MacLeod and the Iona Community to explore the interplay between discipleship, doctrine, and ethics.

A recurring theme is the idea of Christ as the cantus firmus (the fixed song) around which people perform the diverse harmonies of God in church and world, including worship, ecumenism, healing, peace, justice, and ecology.

With a foreword by Rowan Williams

Contents: 

Permissions  ix 

Foreword by Rowan Williams  xi 

Acknowledgements  xv 

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Melodies of George MacLeod  and Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

Chapter 2: Mixing Metaphors and Making Melodies 

Chapter 3: Polyphonic Jesus: Cantus Firmus of Melody Making 

Chapter 4: Fragmented Epiphanies 

Chapter 5: Worldly Monasticism 

Chapter 6: The Colony of Heaven 

Chapter 7: Performing the Discipline of Counterpoint 

Chapter 8: Making Melodies in the Church: Three Movements 

Chapter 9: Making Melodies in the World: Three Movements  

Chapter 10: Cadenzas and Conclusions 

Appendix A

The Rule of the Iona Community: As It Was until 2014 

Appendix B 

The Rule of the Iona Community: As It Is from 2015 

Craig Gardiner, Rowan Williams

Craig Gardiner is Tutor of Christian Doctrine at the South Wales Baptist College and Honorary Senior Tutor, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University. He is a Baptist minister, amateur musician, and member of the Iona Community.

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