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Foster, Richard J. (b. 1942)

  1. Laurie A. Dashnau

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0553

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Dashnau, L. A. 2011. Foster, Richard J. (b. 1942). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


A leading contemporary writer and speaker on spiritual development, Richard J. Foster grew up among and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and has served as a Friends pastor and taught at Friends University. In 1986, he founded the Milton Center, an organization dedicated to building community and promoting excellence and integrity among creative writing by Christians. Two years later, he founded Renovaré, an international, ecumenical parachurch organization whose members covenant to work for church renewal.


  • foster, Richard J. (b. 1942);
  • celebration of discipline;
  • the renovaré spiritual formation bible (NRSV);
  • systematic “theology of growth”;
  • Richard J. foster's principal ideas;
  • discipleship, intentional and reflective