Resident Aliens Life in the Christian Colony (Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition)

ISBN-10: 1426781903

ISBN-13: 9781426781902

Edition: 25th 2014

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Description: Only when the Church enacts its scandalous Jesus-centered tradition will it truly be the Body of Christ and transform the world. Twenty-five years after its first publishing, Resident Aliens remains a prophetic vision of how the Church can regain its vitality, battle its malaise, reclaim its capacity to nourish souls, and stand firmly against the illusions, pretensions, and eroding values of today's world. Resident Aliens discusses the nature of the church and its relationship to surrounding culture. It argues that churches should focus on developing Christian life and community rather than attempting to reform secular culture. Hauerwas and Willimon reject the idea that America is a Christian nation; instead, Christians should see themselves as "resident aliens" in a foreign land. According to Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon,the role of Christians is not totransform government but tolive lives that model the love of Christ. Rather than trying to convince others to change their ethics, Christians should model a new set of ethics that are grounded in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

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List price: $19.99
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 4/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is chair in theological ethics at the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He previously taught at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including "Cross-Shattered Christ", "A Cross-Shattered Church", "War and the American Difference", and "Matthew" in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

William H. Willimon is Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University. He is the author (or co-author) of many books, including The Truth About God; Lord, Teach Us; Resident Aliens; and Where Resident Aliens Live(all with Stanley Hauerwas); and The Search for Meaning. He lives in Durham, NC.

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