Christ and Culture

ISBN-10: 0061300039

ISBN-13: 9780061300035

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

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As relevant today as when it was first published in 1951, this book confronts the culture we live in. Niebuhr establishes the categories in which Christianity interacts with culture, & speaks to the battle for the soul. This edition has a new foreword by Martin E. Marty.
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Jim Gustafson graduated from Florida Southern College and received his master's degree from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University, in his hometown of Evanston, Illinois. He is currently pursuing his MFA at the University of Tampa.Jim lives in Fort Myers, Florida where he reads, writes, and pulls weeds

A Note to the Reader
Preface: An Appreciative Interpretation
Introduction: Types of Christian Ethics
The Enduring Problem
The Problem
Toward a Definition of Christ
Toward the Definition of Culture
The Typical Answers
Christ Against Culture
The New People and "The World"
Tolstoy's Rejection of Culture
A Necessary and Inadequate Position
Theological Problems
The Christ of Culture
Accommodation to Culture in Gnosticism and Abelard
"Culture-Protestantism" and A. Ritschl
In Defense of Cultural Faith
Theological Objections
Christ Above Culture
The Church of the Center
The Synthesis of Christ and Culture
Synthesis of Question
Christ and Culture in Paradox
The Theology of the Dualists
The Dualistic Motif in Paul and Marcion
Dualism in Luther and Modern Times
The Virtues and Vices of Dualism
Christ the Transformer of Culture
Theological Convictions
The Conversion Motif in the Fourth Gospel
Augustine and the Conversion of Culture
The Views of F. D. Maurice
A "Concluding Unscientific Postscript"
Conclusion in Decision
The Relativism of Faith
Social Existentialism
Freedom in Dependence
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