TITLE

Lectio Divina in the Evangelical Tradition

AUTHOR(S)
Howard, Evan
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care;Spring2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The practice of "lectio divina"-devotional reading of the biblical text-is popular these days. While people have explored this practice within Roman Catholic history, little research has been conducted regarding the character of devotional Bible-reading within evangelical traditions and its relationship to what is currently identified as lectio divina. The present article seeks to offer some reflections regarding the practice of devotional Bible-reading in evangelical Christianity and to do so using the categories commonly employed to describe lectio divina. First, it will demonstrate how the devotional reading of Scripture has been regarded as a recognized spiritual practice in the history of evangelical Christianity, a practice that was expected to be employed in association with certain attitudes and assumptions. Next, the article examines the each of the elements of classical lectio divina-reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation, and action. Finally, the article concludes by offering a few suggestions regarding more recent developments in evangelicalism and on the use of the practice of devotional Bible reading today.
ACCESSION #
76118142

 

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