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Overview Of Lectio Divina
The classical practice of Lectio Divina- the prayerful reading of the Bible, the book Christians believed to be divinely inspired-is being rediscovered and renewed in our time. At the same time a number of ways of practicing it have sprung up leading to a certain confusion it's regarding relationship to the distinct practice of centering prayer. A few distinctions may be helpful.
First of all, we need to distinguish Lectio Divina from Bible Study, which is very useful at another time and provides a solid conceptual background for the practice of lectio Divina...
J.I. Packer, Author, (1926 – 2020), known for his best-selling book, Knowing God, as well as his work as an editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He was a signer on the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, a member on the advisory board of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and also was involved in the ecumenical book Evangelicals and Catholics Together in 1994. His last teaching position was as the board of governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was awarded the St. Cuthbert's Cross at the Provincial Assembly of ACNA on 27 June 2014 for his "unparalleled contribution to Anglican and global Christianity."