Slow Church Reading List #1 – Theological Roots

February 4, 2016


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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”B012H1045K” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”222″] [easyazon_link identifier=”B012H1045K” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire[/easyazon_link]

Alan Kreider

A brand new book that explores patience (and thus slowness) as a defining characteristic of the church in the earliest centuries.

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”0060613998″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”208″] [easyazon_link identifier=”0060613998″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today[/easyazon_link]


Joan Chittister

A compelling meditation on the slowness and attentiveness of the Benedictine tradition and what it might mean for churches today.

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”1523309180″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”216″] [easyazon_link identifier=”1523309180″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Tertullian – Of Patience[/easyazon_link]

A little-known text from the early Christian era, on the virtue of patience and its necessity for the life of the church.

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