Contending for the Faith

Contending for the Faith

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In this book Ralph Wood calls for churches to offer a sustained an unapologetically Christian witness to a postmodern world. Wood carefully chronicles how the church is watching the complete destruction of post-Christian institutions and practices that once shaped human character toward fulfillment in goods larger than humanity's own self-interest - the chief of these being the worship and service of God. Wood contends that Christian existence can never be taken for granted, and so the church itself must seek to create a Christian culture that offers the world a drastic alternative to its own cultureless existence.There is no better way to conclude these essays on the churcha#39;s engagement with culture than by re-visiting Robert Jensona#39;s seminal essay of 1993, a€œHow the World Lost Its Story.a€ There Jenson makes the case that modernity has ended withanbsp;...

Title:Contending for the Faith
Author:Ralph C. Wood
Publisher:Baylor University Press - 2003


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