Living Faithfully In A Fragmented World

Author: Jonathan R. Wilson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0567348067
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This book describes several aspects of contemporary culture that create both opportunities and threats to Christian mission. It offers insights and practices that the church today must embrace in order to live faithfully and witness effectively to the gospel. Following a presentation of the church's history in relation to Western culture, several chapters draw upon specific suggestions in Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue--that we live in a fragmented rather than a pluralistic world; how the church has compromised its faithfulness by accommodating the mainstream of morality; implications stemming from the collapse of "the Enlightenment project"; and the need for a "new monasticism" together with forms the life of the church must take to sustain a faithful witness in contemporary culture. Jonathan R. Wilson is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, and the author of Theology as Cultural Critique.

Living Faithfully In A Fragmented World Second Edition

Author: Jonathan R. Wilson
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556358989
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The first edition of Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World became one of the founding and guiding texts for new monastic communities. In this revised edition, Jonathan Wilson focuses more directly on lessons for these communities from Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue. In the midst of the unsettling cultural shifts from modernity to postmodernity, a new monastic movement is arising that strives to be a faithful witness to the gospel. These new monastic communities seek to participate in Christ's life in the world and bear witness by learning to live intentionally as the church in Western culture. This movement is about finding the church's center in Christ in the midst of a fragmented world, overcoming the failure of the Enlightenment project and our complicity with it, resisting the temptation to Nietzschean power, and building communities of disciples. This new edition is greatly enlarged from the original volume. It includes responses to critics of the new monasticism such as D. A. Carson, an entirely new chapter on the Nietzschean temptation, an afterword on properly understanding the new monastic movement, the dangers it faces, and the work yet to be done, as well as an appendix on the supposed post-modern agenda of Jonathan Wilson and Brian McLaren. For those striving to understand the path the church should take in this fragmented world, this book is essential reading.

Uncommon Ground

Author: Timothy Keller
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400221072
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Bestselling author Timothy Keller and legal scholar John Inazu bring together a thrilling range of artists, thinkers, and leaders to provide a guide to faithful living in a pluralistic, fractured world. How can Christians today interact with those around them in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are radically different but that also remains faithful to the gospel? Timothy Keller and John Inazu bring together illuminating stories--their own and from others--to answer this vital question. Uncommon Ground gathers an array of perspectives from people thinking deeply and working daily to live with humility, patience, and tolerance in our time. Contributors include: Lecrae Tish Harrison Warren Kristen Deede Johnson Claude Richard Alexander Shirley Hoogstra Sara Groves Rudy Carrasco Trillia Newbell Tom Lin Warren Kinghorn Providing varied and enlightening approaches to reaching faithfully across deep and often painful differences, Uncommon Ground shows us how to live with confidence, joy, and hope in a complex and fragmented age.

God S Good World

Author: Jonathan R. Wilson
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441240934
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The doctrine of creation has often been neglected in Christian theology. Distinguished evangelical theologian Jonathan Wilson exposes what has been missing in current theological discourse and offers an original, constructive work on this doctrine. The book unites creation and redemption, showing the significance of God's work of creation for understanding the good news of redemption in Jesus Christ. Wilson develops a trinitarian account of the life of the world and sets forth how to live wisely, hopefully, peaceably, joyfully, and generously in that world. He also shows how a mature doctrine of creation can help the church think practically about contemporary issues, including creation care, sexuality, technology, food and water, and more.

The American Benedictine Review

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Towards Baptist Catholicity

Author: Steven Ray Harmon
Editor: Paternoster Publishing
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Towards Baptist Catholicity contends that the reconstruction of the Baptist vision requires a retrieval of the ancient ecumenical traditions. Themes explored include catholic identity, tradition as a theological category, the relationship between Baptist confessions of faith and the patristic tradition, the importance of Trinitarian catholicity, catholicity in biblical interpretation, Karl Barth as a paradigm for evangelical retrieval of the patristic theological tradition, worship as a principal bearer of tradition, and the role of Baptist higher education in shaping the Christian vision.

Pro Ecclesia

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A Royal Priesthood

Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
Editor: Zondervan Publishing Company
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The third in a series of books that result from annual conferences of the top evangelical hermeneutical scholars in the world.

Grace Upon Grace

Author: Robert K. Johnston
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Providing an accessible and comprehensive treatment of grace, the essays in this volume honor Thomas A. Langford, Provost Emeritus of Duke University and retired William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School. Biblical essays discuss grace from the Reformation through Wesley into today. Theological essays exemplify the importance of grace for several Christian doctrines. A concluding section engages several cultural issues from the viewpoint of grace. Contributors include: C. Clifton Black, Dennis M. Campbell, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Stanley Hauerwas, Richard P. Heitzenrater, Willie James Jennings, L. Gregory Jones, Robert K. Johnston, Philip D. Kenneson, James C. Logan, Roland Murphy, O. Carm., Philip A. Rolinck, Jean Miller Schmidt, D. Moody Smith, David Steinmetz, and Jonathan R. Wilson.

Always Being Reformed

Author: Shirley C. Guthrie
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664256838
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Is it possible to maintain and defend Christian faithfulness and integrity in a pluralistic world without being arrogant, exclusive, intolerant, or irrelevant? Is it possible to be open to change, tolerant of difference, and relevant without compromising? Shirley Guthrie looks to the Reformed Confessions to answer these questions, ultimately arguing that though faithful to the Christian tradition, the Confessions are inherently adaptable.

Conflicting Allegiances

Author: Michael L. Budde
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Boldly challenges Christians to rethink liberal assumptions about higher education, envisioning a church-centered education.

The Baptist Quarterly

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Religious And Theological Abstracts

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The Catholic Periodical And Literature Index

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Reports For

Author: Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec
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The Change Of Conversion And The Origin Of Christendom

Author: Alan Kreider
Editor: Burns & Oates
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This book focuses on conversion and Christendom, and the relationship of one to the other. Alan Kreider helps readers think about the meaning of the word Christendom, its character and inner dynamics, arguing that methods of conversion produced Christendom. This study, then, examines Christendom as the product of conversion, the latter understood as changes within categories of belief, belonging, and behavior.

The Clash Of Civilizations

Author: Robert Lee
Editor: Continuum
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Since Francis Xavier established the Christian Church in Japan (1549), the Christian mission there has continued with varying degrees of success. In this book Robert Lee surveys the historical, political, social, cultural, and religious development in Japan from Xavier's time to the present. The author argues that the Christian missionaries taught not only their faith but also the individualism of their culture. Such teachings clashed harshly with the collectivism of Japanese culture, and the Christian mission to Japan thus experienced slow growth. Such misunderstandings of Japanese culture by western Christian missionaries continues to affect the Christian mission in contemporary Japan.

Proclaiming The Scandal

Author: Jerome E. Burce
Editor: Burns & Oates
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According to Burce, Christians today find it difficult to believe that Christ calls them as authorized messengers of the Gospel. The author proposes that only a "cheerful, vivid, sharp, and unrelenting iteraction of the very Gospel" from which its hearers shrink is needed to restore the church to its purpose.

International Mission Bibliography 1960 2000

Author: Norman E. Thomas
Editor: Atla Bibliography
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This massive reference is the key to finding the most important works on missiology published from 1960-2000. Representing the research of more than 30 sub-editors in mission-related disciplines, including history, theology, social aspects, education, evangelism, spirtuality, and political life, and includes sections on Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Complete publication details and ISBNs are given for each entry.

Faithful Living In A Faithless World

Author: Roy Clements
Editor: Intervarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830819454
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Bible expositor Roy Clements believes that the church is becoming a weakened minority surrounded by a hostile culture. He looks at the books of Daniel and Ezekiel for guidelines on how to persevere in a threatening environment.