Ancient-future spirituality goes back in order to go forward. It goes behind . . . the Reformers, to the early church and the sources of Scripture. . . . Ancient spirituality looks with great interest on the earliest interpretation of the Christian faith, forged out by Christians while the pagan society surrounded them.
-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 118.