Up, Palms Down
Richard Foster's "Bible"--THE RENOVARE STUDY BIBLE
Willard's latest project?
A Richard Foster "Bible" called the Renovare Study Bible, was released by Harper SF in 2004. The Renovare "Bible"
will focus on Foster's six disciplines (from his book Streams
of Living Waters), one of which is the contemplative practice. One of the people quoted in the Renovare Study Bible is panentheist Thomas Kelly. In Streams of Living Waters,
Thomas Kelly is quoted as saying: "Deep within us all [all human beings] there is an amazing
inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center" (p. 3 of Testament of Devotion, cited in Streams of Living Water, p. 23, 1st ed, 1998)
Dallas Willard played a large role in helping launch the Renovare Bible.
Samples of the Renovare Study Bible
Conference in 2005
of Living Water
Finding The Heart's True Home
major team member
was trained at Tilden Edward's Shalem Prayer Institute. Read
a few quotes from Tilden Edward's book, Spiritual Friend:
new ecumenism involved here is not between Christian and Christian,
but between Christians and the grace of other intuitively deep
religious traditions.(p. 172, 1980ed.)
mystical stream [contemplative prayer] is the Western bridge to
Far Eastern spirituality."
yet in spite of quotes such as these that clearly illustrate a
universalist mentality ...read