The Meaning of Singleness: Retrieving An Eschatological Vision For the Contemporary Church

SKU: 9781514004852
The Meaning of Singleness: Retrieving An Eschatological Vision For the Contemporary Church

The Meaning of Singleness: Retrieving An Eschatological Vision For the Contemporary Church

SKU: 9781514004852
Author: Danielle Treweek | Publisher: IVP Academic

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Is Christian singleness a burden to be endured or a God-ordained vocation? Might singleness here and now give the church a glimpse of God's heavenly promises?

Dani Treweek offers biblical, historical, cultural, and theological reflections to retrieve a theology of singleness for the church today. Drawing upon both ancient and contemporary theologians, including Augustine, Ælfric of Eynsham, John Paul II, and Stanley Hauerwas, she contends not only that singleness has served an important role throughout the church's history, but that single Christians present the church with a foretaste of the eschatological reality that awaits all of God's people.

Far from being a burden, then, Christian singleness is among the highest vocations of the faith.

Author
Danielle (Dani) Treweek (PhD, St Mark's National Theological Centre and Charles Sturt University) is the founding director of the Single Minded Ministry and an adjunct teacher at Moore Theological College, Sydney. She also serves as both the Diocesan Research Officer and a member of the Archbishop's Doctrine Commission within the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Australia

Endorsements

"Drawing expertly on Scripture and history, Treweek offers a much-needed salve to the wounds left by many contemporary, evangelical understandings of singleness. Rather than seeing singleness as deficient, regrettable, or only valuable if definitively chosen, Treweek helps us recognize the vital, hopeful, resurrection-oriented role that single Christians can and should play in the body of Christ. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a serious, orthodox, and scholarly exploration of the meaning of singleness." – Rebecca McLaughlin

"This is a welcome study of singleness in the church from a theological, indeed an eschatological perspective. Singleness is a growing issue in society at large and the church in particular, and here we have a solid theological foundation upon which to build pastoral thinking and practice. In particular, Dr. Treweek's treatment of celibacy is a welcome antidote to the valorization of that idea in the current penchant among some Christians to allow the categories of modern sexual politics to set the terms for Christian thinking." – Carl R Trueman

"The meaning of singleness is one of the most pressing questions of our time. It is also one of the most difficult to answer, not least for Christians. Our culture regards singleness as a substandard, temporary status, and the church is, by and large, no different. We need to consider the Bible's teaching afresh, with sensitivity to the cultural issues and the help of the best theology. Danielle Treweek's book does just that. The Meaning of Singleness is an insightful and inspiring investigation, and a much-needed gift to the church." – Brian Rosner

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An excellent read

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