Monday, September 22, 2008

Richard Foster's Spiritual Formation

A Life Formed in the Spirit
Richard Foster's disciplined attention to spiritual formation began early on.

Interview by Mark Galli posted 9/17/2008 10:23AM

Thirty-one years ago, not many evangelicals thought much of the "spiritual disciplines," and when they did, they thought of them negatively—as one more form of works righteousness. That began to change substantially 30 years ago, with the publication of Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. This book, arguably more than any other, introduced evangelicals not only to the disciplines, but also to the wealth of spiritual formation writing from the medieval and ancient church.

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