Public Christianity: Talking About Faith in a Post-Christian World
At the turn of the twenty-first century, religion was barely in view in public life. The age of ideology was at an end and free-market capitalism had 'won'. Then the planes hit the Twin Towers, and as the West...
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At the turn of the twenty-first century, religion was barely in view in public life. The age of ideology was at an end and free-market capitalism had 'won'.
Then the planes hit the Twin Towers, and as the West recoiled, it also recalled that religion matters - for better or for worse - to the majority of the world's population.
Despite the voices of the New Atheists,the likelihood of the twenty-first century being a post religious age is very small. But Christianity, with its dominant position in the history of the West, is under scrutiny and the movement to remove it from public discourse altogether is gaining momentum.
At the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) we believe that religion has an important place in the Public Square, and aim to counter the claim that faith is by definition dangerous, embarrassing or irrelevant. We believe that faith, while personal, can never be private.
The collection of interviews and articles in this volume represents a small portion of the output of CPX over its first few years of operation. We hope it communicates something of the beauty, truth and goodness of historic Christian teaching, and its impact within the fields of philosophy, ethics, science, the arts, history and human endeavour.
N. T. Wright
and many more.
Simon Smart taught History and English for ten years before moving to Vancouver for theological study. He is a full-time writer for Anglican Youthworks in Sydney, Australia, and has edited A Spectator's Guide to Worldviews and authored Mistaken Identity? and Vital Signs: The wisdom of James for a life of faith with John Dickson