Faith and Fragmentation
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About "Faith and Fragmentation"
In this classic reissue, scholar, pastor, and author J. Philip Workman addresses the "people who wonder whether Christian Faith makes sense in light of the sweeping changes of our age," changes that have created at the same time a pluralistic world, a technologically sophisticated world, a dangerous world, and a world of great prosperity and yet great suffering. What are we to make of this time we live in? Can the Christian faith really provide a stable foundation? Workman wrestles with these and other questions as he investigates the true meaning of a Christian faith with a positive understanding of religious pluralism and a rejection of fanaticism. He concludes that this faith is a "hopeful love" that proclaims the centrality of love against selfishness and the power of hope against despair. "Christian renewal depends on what Christians do about the great opportunities and the treasure given into their keeping," he writes. "The treasure they have in earthen vessels; but if the treas
Meet the Author
J Philip Wogaman
J. Philip Wogaman is former Senior Minister at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. and former Professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Wogaman is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics of the United States and Canada and the author of several books on Christian ethics.