Public Faith How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

ISBN-10: 1587432986

ISBN-13: 9781587432989

Edition: 2011

Authors: Miroslav Volf
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Description: Debates are raging today about the role of religions in public life. As the world shrinks and the interdependence of people increases, various religions come to inhabit the same space. But how do they live together, especially when each wants to shape the public realm according to the dictates of its own sacred texts and traditions? How does the Christian faith relate in the religious pluralism of contemporary public life?While Volf argues that there is no single way Christian faith relates to the culture as a whole, he explores major issues on the frontlines of faith today: 1) In what way does the Christian faith come to malfunction in the contemporary world and how should we counter these malfunctions? 2) What should a Christian's main concern be when it comes to living well in the world today? and 3) How should we go about realizing a vision for human flourishing in relation to other faiths and under the roof of a single state?Covering such timely issues as witness in a multifaith society and political engagement in a pluralistic world, the book highlights things we must do for the Christian faith to truly impact the way we live in the world.

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 8/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Countering Faith's Malfunctions
Malfunctions of Faith
Idleness
Coerciveness
Human Flourishing
Engaged Faith
Identity and Difference
Sharing Wisdom
Public Engagement
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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