Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Rest assured: God's gracious will for humankind! A compendium of reflections, recipes, and resources
by Lovelace, David Eastman, D.Min., Lancaster Theological Seminary, 2009, 142; 3361040
Abstract (Summary)

An ever-increasing level of busy-ness pervades the culture of this region of America, aggressively encroaching on the domains of the church, the family, and the individual. There not only seems to be less time for the service of God, but also insufficient time for the periods of personal restoration and the nurture of interpersonal relationships which permit us to be truly human.

This project seeks to explore "rest" as an essential aspect of God's gracious intention for humankind and - hence - as an integral part of an appropriate personal response to God's grace; i.e., a more enjoyable and effective life of discipleship. It will also consider the theological, practical and personal implications of this divine intention and, then, attempt to develop creative materials that may be used by the Holy Spirit to enlighten, entice and enable others to live into a more restful lifestyle as an aspect of their personal discipleship.

While the project will provide curricular materials for a five-session adult education experience, the final document may also be used for individual study and reflection.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Barrett, Lee
School: Lancaster Theological Seminary
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Theology
Keywords: Discipleship, Lifestyle, Rest, Sabbath, Spiritual growth, Well-being
Publication Number: 3361040
ISBN: 9781109197723
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