Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World


  • Author : Jonathan R. Wilson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 1998-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780567348067


Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Book Description :

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 fai...

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World  Second Edition

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Second Edition


  • Author : Jonathan R. Wilson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781556358982


Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Second Edition Book Description :

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 o...

All Things Hold Together in Christ

All Things Hold Together in Christ


  • Author : James K. A. Smith
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781493411801


All Things Hold Together in Christ Book Description :

As Christians engage controversial cultural issues, we must remember that "all things hold together in Christ" (Col. 1:17)--even when it comes to science and faith. In this anthology, top Christian thinkers--including Robert Barron, Timothy George, Stanley Hauerwas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Mark Noll, and N. T. Wright--invite us to find resources for faithful, creative thinking in the riches of the church's theological heritage and its worship traditions....

Inhabiting the Church

Inhabiting the Church


  • Author : Jon R. Stock
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781621892564


Inhabiting the Church Book Description :

If the church is more than just a building, what could it mean to live in it--to inhabit it as a way of life? From their location in new monastic communities, Otto, Stock, and Wilson-Hartgrove ask what the church can learn from St. Benedict's vows of conversion, obedience, and stability about how to live as the people of God in the world. In storytelling and serious engagement with Scripture, old wisdom breathes life into a new monasticism. But, like all monastic wisdom, these reflections are not just for monks. They speak directly to the challenge of being the church in America today and the good news Christ offers for the whole world....

Always Being Reformed

Always Being Reformed


  • Author : Shirley C. Guthrie
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 066425683X


Always Being Reformed Book Description :

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....

Fresh Wind Blowing

Fresh Wind Blowing


  • Author : Steve Harper
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781621899921


Fresh Wind Blowing Book Description :

A fresh wind of God's Spirit is blowing on the earth today, and as in times past, God is inviting us to raise our sails and move forward with the power and direction that reflects our commitment to God's will. Some are calling it "a new pentecost," but whatever name is given, we are living in a time when we have an opportunity to connect with God's renewing work. One specific manifestation of this movement is "the new monasticism." This book is an invitation to explore it and embrace the dynamics it contains....

Being Church

Being Church


  • Author : John F. Alexander
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781608998692


Being Church Book Description :

What modern church doesn't call itself a community? Yet for how many is it real? How many churches form disciples intimately connected enough to call themselves Christ's body? How many form disciples who know the relational arts that create a robust unity? How many form disciples practiced in the ways of sacrificial love? Pastor John Alexander, a thirty-year veteran of living in Christian communities, yearns for all the wonder and promise of the New Testament vision of church to come true. After struggling with Scripture in live-together church communities, he shares the Scriptural practices and wisdom that make for an authentic, sustainable, and joyful life together. For any person or church wanting to move beyond the clichŽ of community to the rad...

The New Evangelical Social Engagement

The New Evangelical Social Engagement


  • Author : Brian Steensland
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780199329564


The New Evangelical Social Engagement Book Description :

In recent years evangelical Christians have been increasingly turning their attention toward issues such as the environment, international human rights, economic development, racial reconciliation, and urban renewal. Such engagement marks both a return to historic evangelical social action and a pronounced expansion of the social agenda advanced by the Religious Right in the past few decades. For outsiders to evangelical culture, this trend complicates simplistic stereotypes. For insiders, it brings contention over what "true" evangelicalism means today. Beginning with an introduction that broadly outlines this "new evangelicalism," the editors identify its key elements, trace its historical lineage, account for the recent changes taking place within...

The Knights Templar   the Protestant Reformation
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The Knights Templar the Protestant Reformation


  • Author : James Edward Stroud
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781619049062


The Knights Templar the Protestant Reformation Book Description :

We are quickly approaching the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which by "most" accounts began in 1517 with Martin Luther's 95 Theses and was completed (or ended) in 1648 with the Treaty of Westphalia. Moreover we are also approaching the 700th anniversary of the end of the Knights Templar with the burning at the stake of the last Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay in 1314. So what better time to review both as they interrelate to one another? Did you know that "pre-Protestants" such as the Waldensians were being burned at the stake 300 years before Martin Luther's 95 theses? Did you know that the Knights Templar and their mysterious disappearance most likely played a role in the protection/germination of the seeds that would lead t...

The Church and Work

The Church and Work


  • Author : Joshua R. Sweeden
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-01-31
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781630873035


The Church and Work Book Description :

Work is one of the most dominant and unavoidable realities of life. Though experiences of work vary tremendously, many Christians share a common struggle of having to live in seemingly bifurcated spheres of work and faith. Beginning with the conviction that Christian faith permeates all aspects of life, Joshua Sweeden explores Christian understandings of good work in relationship to ethics, community practice, and ecclesial witness. In The Church and Work, Sweeden provides a substantial contribution to the theological conversation about work by proposing an ecclesiological grounding for good work. He argues that many of the prominent theological proposals for good work are too abstract from context and demonstrates how the church can be understood as...