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The Strange New Word of the Gospel

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184 Pages
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In today's postmodern culture many people are turning to religion, but they are not necessarily finding their way back to the church. Most unbelievers in America and other Western countries are post-Christians. Though baptized and brought up in a church, they no longer believe and practice the Christian faith. In such a time, the great challenge facing the church is "re-evangelization. This volume provides serious theological reflection on Christian missions within postmodern, post-Christian culture. Written by respected scholars representing the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions, these chapters point out elements of the gospel that will help the church speak effectively to contemporary society, particularly in the United States.John Milbank examines the origins of postmodernity and suggests that belief in the incarnation will be accepted only when the church fully embraces (hetero)sexuality. Robert W. Jenson insists that the church must boldly uphold its distinctive beliefs in an otherwise pluralistic and relativistic age. David L. Schindler argues that our reductionist view of nature must be replaced with one that again sees God's presence in the world. R. R. Reno compares postmodernism's negation of truth claims to the weightless humanism of the Roman writer Petronius. Philip Turner maintains that Christians can effectively persuade others today only through their actions. Anthony Ugolnik believes that the gospel must now be de-familiarized in order to make it fresh once more. Todd E. Johnson traces the history of evangelism in America and locates a valid model for our time. Frank C. Sennquestions the rise of the seeker service, defending instead a traditional liturgy that emphasizes the Trinity. Carl E. Braaten works to recover the full power of the church's missionary calling. Suggesting startling approaches to Christian proclam
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 183575
  • Product Code 0802839479
  • EAN 9780802839473
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Jun 2002
  • Dimensions 228 x 154 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.284kg

Robert W Jenson (Ed)

Robert W. Jenson (DrTheol, University of Heidelberg) is former senior scholar for research at the Center of Theological Inquiry. He is the author of Systematic Theology: Volume 1: The Triune God (1997), Systematic Theology: Volume 2: The Works of God (1999), On Thinking the Human: Resolutions of Difficult Notions (2003), (with Solveig Lucia Gold) Conversations with Poppi about God: An Eight-Year-Old and Her Theologian Grandfather Trade Questions (2006) and coeditor (with Carl Braaten) of Christian Dogmatics. He has also written commentaries on Song of Songs (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) and Ezekiel (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible).
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Carl Braaten (Ed)

Carl E. Braaten (Th.D.,. Harvard University) is professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and was executive director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. His many books, written and edited, include No Other Gospel! Christianity among the Worlds Religions and I Am the Lord Your God: Christian Reflections on the Ten Commandments.

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