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Issues Facing Christians Today

ISBN-10: 0310252695

ISBN-13: 9780310252696

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: John Stott, John Wyatt, Roy McCloughry, Roy McCloughry

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List price: $19.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 9/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Roy McCloughry is a writer, lecturer, and researcher on Christian approaches to social issues. He has written a number of books including Living in the Presence of the Future and is chairman of Third Way magazine and a vice president of the Shaftesbury Society. He lectures in ethics and social theology at St John's College, Nottingham.

Preface to the First Edition (1984)
Preface to the Second Edition (1990)
Preface to the Third Edition (1999)
Christians in a Non-Christian Society
Involvement: is it our concern?
The evangelical heritage of social concern
Reasons for `The Great Reversal'
The Church and politics
The biblical basis for social concern
Practical action 312 Complexity: can we think straight?
A Christian mind
The reality of God
The paradox of our humanness
The future of society
An appendix on postmodernity 503 Pluralism: should we impose our views?
Imposition
Laissez-faire
Persuasion
Examples of persuasion by argument
Political systems 664 Alienation: have we any influence?
Salt and light
Prayer and evangelism
Witness and protest
Example and groups
Global Issues5
Wars and rumours of wars
Contemporary realities
Theological and moral reflections
The call for nuclear disarmament
Questions and qualifications
Christian peace-making 1196 Our human environment
Reasons for environmental concern
The biblical perspective
The conservation debate
Contemporary awareness 1397 North-South economic inequality
The Brandt Commission reports
Debt and development
The principle of unity
The principle of equality
Personal and economic deductions 1618 Human rights
Human rights violations
Concern for human rights
Human dignity
Human equality
Human responsibility
Social Issues
Work and unemployment
Attitudes to work
Self-fulfilment
The service of others and of God
The trauma of unemployment
Solutions and palliatives
The role of the Church
Conclusion 20610 Industrial relations
The biblical principle of mutuality
Abolish discrimination
Increase participation
Emphasize co-operation 22611 The multi-racial dream
Slavery and the American racial problem
German anti-Semitism and South African apartheid
Change in South Africa
British attitudes and tensions
Biblical foundations for multi-racialism 25312 Poverty, wealth and simplicity
Three approaches to poverty
Who are the poor? The paradox of poverty
Good news for the poor
Three options for rich Christians
Sexual Issues
Women, men and God
The rise of feminism
Equality
Complementarity
Responsibility
Ministry 31014 Marriage and divorce
Changing attitudes 320Old Testament teaching
The teaching of Jesus
The teaching of Paul
Irretrievable breakdown
Personal and pastoral realities 34115 Abortion and euthanasia
The revolution in public attitudes
The key issue
The biblical basis
A contemporary Christian debate
Human fertilization
Techniques and exceptions
A call to action
Euthanasia 37616 Same-sex partnerships?
The context for discussion
The biblical prohibitions
Sexuality and marriage in the Bible
Contemporary arguments considered
The AIDS epidemic
Faith, hope and love
Conclusion
A call for Christian leadership
Vision
Industry
Perseverance
Service
Discipline
Notes