SUBTITLE: The courage to be weak
SUMMARY: Forty years after David J Bosch’s (now influential) exposition of Christian spirituality according to 2 Corinthians was first published its message and effect remain as powerful yet paradoxical as then.
In a world that seems to become more and more complex, a spirituality “of the road” – not of the monastery – resonates with the fragile realities bearers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are faced with until today.
The content of this book still goes against the grain of self-centered, world-evading, power-hunger people, of those who wish to control rather than facilitate engagement with God. This is why Spirituality of the Road is to be welcomed with renewed enthusiasm in present contexts of church and society. The possibility of change and renewal, it argues, is particularly based on humans being vulnerable, on taking off their masks in search for answers with rather than for others.
In a world that increasingly cries out for deepened relationships, for the art of life-affirming discernment, for respectful recognition of God’s presence in numerous expressions, Spirituality of the Road encourages its readers to be authentic, hope-giving bearers of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- A Spirituality of the Road
- Hawkers or Rejoicing Captives?
- Christ’s Ambassadors
- Your Servants for Christ’s Sake
- The Courage to be Weak
David Jacobus Bosch was a theology professor at the University of South Africa in Pretoria and general secretary of the South African Missiological Society. An ordained minister in the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, he served as a missionary at Madwaleni, Transkei, from 1957 to 1966. For five years he served as a seminary teacher in Transkei, teaching in church history and missiology. Bosch had degrees in languages (Dutch, German, Afrikaans) from the University of Pretoria and a doctorate in New Testament from the University of Basel (1956). Since 1972 he has been a member of the faculty of the University of South Africa, serving as dean of the theology faculty from 1974 to 1977. He was the author of many articles and books.