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A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

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Covering such timely issues as witness in a multifaith society and political engagement in a pluralistic world, this compelling book highlights things Christians can do to serve the common good. Now in paperback.

Praise for the cloth edition

Named one of the "Top 100 Books" and one of the "Top 10 Religion Books" of 2011 by Publishers Weekly

"Accessible, wise guidance for people of all faiths."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Highly original. . . . The book deserves a wide audience and is one that will affect its readers well after they have turned the final page."--Christianity Today (5-star review)

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About "A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good"

Covering such timely issues as witness in a multifaith society and political engagement in a pluralistic world, this compelling book highlights things Christians can do to serve the common good. Now in paperback.

Praise for the cloth edition

Named one of the "Top 100 Books" and one of the "Top 10 Religion Books" of 2011 by Publishers Weekly

"Accessible, wise guidance for people of all faiths."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Highly original. . . . The book deserves a wide audience and is one that will affect its readers well after they have turned the final page."--Christianity Today (5-star review)

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Miroslav Volf

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.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • contents

    introduction
    part 1: Countering Malfunctions Of Faith
    1. Malfunctions Of Faith
    2. Idleness
    3. Coerciveness
    4. Human Flourishing
    part 2: Engaged Faith
    5. Christian Identity And Difference
    6. Sharing Wisdom
    7. Public Engagement
    conclusion

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  • Catalogue Code 368573
  • Product Code 9781587433436
  • ISBN 1587433435
  • EAN 9781587433436
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date May 2013
  • Sales Rank #76850
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.233kg

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