Christian devotional literature

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Christian devotional literature, also known as devotionals, is religious writing that is neither doctrinal nor theological, but designed for individuals to read for their personal edification and spiritual formation.[1] Theologian Karl Holl has suggested that devotional literature came into full development at the time of Pietism during the second half of the 17th century.[2]

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Online Devotional Literature[edit]

Our Daily Bread was among the earliest of the classic devotionals to appear on the Internet. Online archives of the devotional are available back to January 1994. Upper Room Ministries began emailing the Upper Room daily devotional guide in 1997. In the years following, many Christian organizations began adding a daily devotional to their website. The following is an incomplete list of daily devotional services available through recognized Christian organizations.

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  1. ^ George Thomas Kurian (1 July 2010). The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Volume 1. Scarecrow Press. Retrieved 28 December 2011. After the Bible, Christian devotional literature has provided the most popular and instructive kind of reading and guidance for believers. Most broadly considered, Christian devotional literature may be thought to encompass any inscribed verbal artifact employed to stimulate the production, sustenance, and direction of the unique interior Christian self, whether solely in relation to the divine or including also service to fellow believers, neighbor, and/or world. 
  2. ^ "Devotional Literature". Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Have Coffee With Jesus

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