Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote With Integrity
:Celebrated Theologian Offers Wisdom for Civic Engagement Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities--from their local neighborhoods to the...
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:Celebrated Theologian Offers Wisdom for Civic Engagement
Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities--from their local neighborhoods to the national scene. But it can be difficult to discern who to vote for, which policies to support, and how to respond to the social and cultural trends of our time.
This nonpartisan handbook offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. The book focuses on enduring Christian commitments that should guide readers in their judgments and encourages legitimate debate among Christians over how to live out core values. The book also includes lists of resources for further reflection in each chapter and "room for debate" questions to consider.
Miroslav Volf (Dr. Theol., University of Tubingen) is the Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology. Professor Volf's recent books include Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award; After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award, and The End Of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World.
A member of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, Professor Volf was involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican Council for Promotion of Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues (most recently in Christian-Muslim dialogue). A native of Croatia, he regularly teaches and lectures in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Ryan McAnnally-Linz, a doctoral candidate in religious studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has coauthored articles with Miroslav Volf for "Sojourners", "The Christian Century", and "The Huffington Post". He is the cofounder of Just Apparel, a nonprofit fair-trade clothing initiative. A
- :<b>contents<br><br></b>introduction<br><b>part 1: Commitments<br></b>1. Christ The Center And Norm<br>2. Christ, The Spirit, And Flourishing<br>3. Reading In Contexts<br><b>part 2: Convictions<br></b>4. Wealth<br>5. The Environment<br>6. Education<br>7. Work And Rest<br>8. Poverty<br>9. Borrowing And Lending<br>10. Marriage And Family<br>11. New Life<br>12. Health And Sickness<br>13. Aging Life<br>14. Ending Life<br>15. Migration<br>16. Policing<br>17. Punishment<br>18. War<br>19. Torture<br>20. Freedom Of Religion (and Irreligion)<br><b>part 3: Character<br></b>21. Courage<br>22. Humility<br>23. Justice<br>24. Respect<br>25. Compassion<br>afterword<br>index