By Margaret M. Poloma,Ralph W. Hood Jr.

ISBN-10: 0814767486

ISBN-13: 9780814767481

What does it suggest to reside out the theology awarded within the nice Commandment to “love God mainly and to like your neighbor as yourself”? In Blood and Fire, Poloma and Hood discover how understandings of godly love functionality to empower believers. although godly love may possibly commence as a perceived dating among God and somebody, it's made appear as social habit between people.

Blood and Fire bargains a deep ethnographic portrait of a charismatic church and its faith-based ministry, illuminating how religiously prompted social carrier uses ideals in regards to the nature of God's love. It strains the triumphs and travails linked to dwelling a suite of rigorous spiritual beliefs, offering a richly textured research of a religion group affiliated with the “emerging church” move in Pentecostalism, one of many fastest-growing and so much dynamic spiritual hobbies of our day.

Based on greater than 4 years of interviews and surveys with humans from all degrees of the association, from the chief to center and marginal participants to the negative and addicts they're looking to serve, Blood and Fire sheds gentle at the differing worldviews and non secular perceptions among those that served in in addition to those that have been served by this ministry.

Blood and Fire argues that godly love— the connection among perceived divine love and human reaction— is on the middle of the imaginative and prescient of rising church buildings, and that it's necessary to comprehend this dynamic if one is to appreciate the continuing reinvention of yank Protestantism within the twenty-first century.

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