Seabury Classics

Diogenes Allen

Nov/2004, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

ISBN-13: 9781596280076



In Allen's account of the Christian life, temptation offers us a doorway into the mystery of God. Far from trying to avoid the temptations of our daily lives, we need to recognize them as an essential part of our journey into the kingdom of God. Here our model is the three temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness: the temptations of material goods, security, and prestige. To face the reality of these temptations, even though we cannot overcome them, is to enter upon the spiritual life.

Diogenes Allen is the former Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary and an Episcopal priest. He is known as one of the greatest Christian philosophers and apologists of the late twentieth century, whom many have compared to C.S. Lewis. Other books include Temptation, Steps Along the Way, Quest, and Spiritual Theology: The Theology of Yesterday for Help Today.

"Thank you, Church Publishing, for reviving the Seabury Imprint and reissuing wonderful spiritual classics, such as this insightful look at the need to assimilate our temptations into our maturing spiritual journeys." --The Living Church 

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