When Christians share their faith, they often appeal to reason, logic, and the truth of doctrine. But these tactics often are not effective. A better approach to spread Christ’s word, Dallas Willard suggests, is to use the example of our own lives.
Dallas had a deep and inspired perspective about work, business, and the professions. This booklet brings together three of his more focused articles about work along with two articles by great thinkers of the past that inspired his ideas and were a standard part whenever he taught on the subject.
This book deals with the disappearance of morality from the accepted fields of knowledge over the last one hundred years. Thus it deals with a historical and social phenomenon, but one that is substantially philosophical.
In The Divine Conspiracy, biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice are weaved together to capture the central insights of Christ’s teachings in a fresh way and show the necessity of profound changes in how we view our lives and faith.
Co-authored by Dallas Willard and Gary Black Jr., this book is the sequel to The Divine Conspiracy and continues Dallas's series on the Kingdom of God by looking at God's plan to intervene in human history through His disciples who live out His calling in their life through their professions.
Dr Willard translated this book by Edmund Husserl, giving the English reader access to nearly all of the shorter philosophical texts (published or unpublished) produced by Edmund Husserl between the appearances of his first two books; roughly, from 1890 through 1901.
The last command Jesus gave the church before he ascended to heaven was the Great Commission, the call for Christians to "make disciples of all the nations." But Christians have responded by making "Christians," not "disciples." This has been the church's Great Omission.
How do we hear God's voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What if what God says to us is not clear? Being close to God means communicating with him, and this communication is a two-way street.
This book deals with the disastrous effects of divorcing the teachings of Jesus Christ and his people from the domain of human knowledge. Its aim is to reposition the substantial teachings of Christianity as a body of knowledge in the contemporary world. In the process it explains what knowledge is, as compared to belief, commitment and profession,
Life Without Lack reveals the secret to enjoying God’s presence and becoming utterly caught up in his abundant generosity. The more we practice living in his presence, the more we experience the peace and freedom from worry that is promised in Psalm 23.
Dallas teamed up with John Ortberg in February 2013 for the Dallas Willard Center's inaugural conference in Santa Barbara, California. John and Dallas have been ministry partners for decades, which was quite evident as they taught together and shared insights into living more fully in the presence of Christ daily.
This is Dr. Willard's translation of Edmund Husserl's first book, which provides a carefully worked out account of number as a categorial or formal feature of the objective world, and of arithmetic as a symbolic technique for mastering the infinite field of numbers for knowledge.
In this wide-ranging collection of essential readings from Dr. Willard—including 15 previously unpublished chapters—we find wisdom, knowledge and truth for growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Renovation of the Heart is a realistic guide to discipleship and the real challenges of Christian formation. It lays a foundation for understanding the ruin and restoration of humanity, by discussing human nature and its components, how they operate, and how they are renewed.
Disciplines are activities we engage in that are within our power and enable us to do what we cannot do by direct effort, because in this way we meet the action of God (grace) with us, and the outcome is humanly inexplicable. This is what it means to speak of discipline as “a means to grace.” They are required in every area of life, including the spiritual.
Books About Dallas Willard
Sponsored by the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation and authored by Gary Moon, this biography gives us an opportunity to discover the many influences that helped Dallas grow in faith and knowledge throughout his life.
Curated by Willard's long-time colleague and friend Gary Moon, this medley of images, snapshots and "Dallas-isms" seeks to move and motivate readers toward deeper experiences of God through the sharing of stories from the lives of the writers.
After 10 years of researching Dallas Willard's books and audio recordings, Michael Steward Robb presents a comprehensive overview of Willard's multifaceted theological vision that combined rhetorical skill; knowledge of philosophy, psychology, and Scripture; and a gospel of spiritual living.
Written from an explicitly Willardian perspective, Phenomenology discusses, assesses and defends many of Dallas's controversial interpretations of Husserl and the nature of phenomenology, all in Walter Hopp's uniquely clear, entertaining and friendly but pugnacious "take no prisoners" style.
Dallas Willard and Gary Black Jr discuss questions of if there is an intermediate heavenly state before the final resurrection, if there is work for us to do in heaven, and if we will continue to learn and grow and even increase in personal character formation following our bodily death.
John Ortberg's Soul Keeping combines honoring reflections of John's friendship with Dallas with important lessons about the soul. Jesus said your soul is worth more than the world. You’d be an idiot not to prize it above all else. Wouldn’t it be worth knowing how to care for it?
Evangelical Christianity in the United States is currently in a dramatic state of change. In The Theology of Dallas Willard, Gary Black Jr documents Dallas's desire to call evangelicals back to the heart of the gospel revealed in Christ as he is witnessed in the Gospels.
This collection explores Dallas’s unique perspective and teaching on topics including the Beatitudes, the relationship of body and soul, the kingdom of God, discipleship to Jesus, the nature of formation, and Ignatian spirituality.
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