CHRISTIAN PROFICIENCY

an excerpt

Martin Thornton


Authorized Reissue


© Akenside Press and Matthew C. Dallman, 2017. Reissued with permission of Monica Thornton. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, Akenside Press.

First British edition, 1959
by S.P.C.K., London

Cover image by Monica Thornton





CONTENTS

Publisher's Introduction
Author’s Preface
1. "Proficiency" in Christian Tradition
2. "Proficiency" and Doctrine
3. The Christian Framework
4. Spiritual Direction
5. Rule
6. Recollection
7. Mental Prayer
8. Colloquy
9. Self-examination and Confession
10. Some Aids and Advantages
11. Some Difficulties and Dangers
12. Contingency in Modern Life
13. Christian Maturity in the World
14. The Progress to Maturity: Conclusion
Glossary
Select Bibliography

Go to PREFACE.


© Akenside Press and Matthew C. Dallman, 2017. Reissued with permission of Monica Thornton. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, Akenside Press.