Fasting: A Fresh Look at an Old Discipline


Title: Fasting: A Fresh Look at an Old Discipline Subtitle:
Author: David Bolster; Anna de Lange Cover: Softcover
Pages: 24 Language: English


Publisher: Grove Books Ltd Edition: Spirituality
Written: 2002 Published: 2002
ISBN#: 1-85174-514-9 Translator / Editor:


ID: 1464 Category: Theology
Keyword: Acquired: 2007-02
From: Grove Books Ltd Signed:
To / From: Location: B6
Date Created: 2010-05-04 Date Modified: 2010-05-04


Despite it being central to Christian Why don't Christians fast? Jesus assumed that his followers would fast, and there is a rich tradition of the practice down through church history. But a narrow understanding of fasting as total abstinence for 24 hours has led to the practice being sidelined as something for 'professionals'.

This fresh study looks again at the practice and its relevance in a society which has contradictory attitudes to eating, discipline and self-image. It shows how fasting, understood broadly as limiting what we eat or drink, can speak powerfully and even become an exciting path to spiritual growth and well-being.