Reformed Public Theology: A Global Vision for Life in the World

Reformed Public Theology: A Global Vision for Life in the World

by Matthew Kaemingk (Editor)
Reformed Public Theology: A Global Vision for Life in the World

Reformed Public Theology: A Global Vision for Life in the World

by Matthew Kaemingk (Editor)


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The Reformed tradition in the twenty-first century is increasingly diverse, dynamic, and deeply engaged in a wide variety of global and public issues, from the arts and business to immigration and race to poetry and politics. This book brings together the insights of a diverse group of leading Reformed thinkers—including Nicholas Wolterstorff, Makoto Fujimura, Bruce Ashford, John Witvliet, Ruben Rosario Rodriguez, and James K. A. Smith—to offer a contemporary vision of the depth and diversity of the Reformed faith and its global public impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540961976
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/17/2021
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Matthew Kaemingk (PhD, Vrije Universiteit and Fuller Theological Seminary) is the Richard John Mouw Assistant Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also serves as director of the Richard John Mouw Institute of Faith and Public Life. He is associate dean for Fuller Texas, serves as a research fellow for the Center for Public Justice, is the coauthor (with Cory B. Willson) of Work and Worship.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

Introduction: Toward a Reformed Public Theology Matthew Kaemingk 1

Part 1 Public Culture


1 Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: The Migratory Beginnings of Reformed Public Theology Rubén Rosario Rodríguez 23


2 Let Every Tongue Confess: Language Diversity and Reformed Public Theology James Eglinton 35


3 African Decolonization and Reformed Theology Nico Vorster 47


4 The Dutch and Death: Pastoral Observations and Theological Reflections Margriet van der Kooi Cornelis van der Kooi 60


5 Religious Pluralism in Indonesia: Reformed Reflections N. Gray Sutanto 71

Part 2 Public Markets


6 A Reformed Theology of Work in New York Katherine Leary Alsdorf 85


7 Political Economy in Brazil: A Reformed Response Lucas G. Freire 97

Labor Rights

8 Workers' Rights in China: A Reformed Case for Labor Unions Agnes Cbiu 110

Part 3 Public Justice


9 Modern Political Ideologies: A Reformed Alternative Bruce Riley Ashford Dennis Greeson 123


10 Power Politics in the Philippines: A Reformed Response to the Populism and Violence of Duterte Romel Regalado Bagares 135


11 Reflections from a Reformed Activist Stephanie Summers 149

Part 4 Public Aesthetics


12 Japanese Aesthetics and Reformed Theology: Reflections on Rikyu Kintsugi, and Endo Makoto Fujimura 163


13 Poetry and the Reformed Tradition James K. A. Smith 175


14 Reformed Resources for Thinking about Fashion Robert S. Covolo 186


15 Streets of Shalom: Reformed Reflections on Urban Design Eric O. Jacobsen 197

Part 5 Public Academy


16 Engaging the Pluralist Campus: Reformed Resources Bethany L. Jenkins 213


17 A Reformed Understanding of Scholarship Nicholas Wolterstorff 226


18 Critical Race Theory, Campus Culture, and the Reformed Tradition Jeff Liou 237

Part 6 Public Worship


19 A Migrant at the Lord's Table: A Reformed Theology of Home Alberto La Rosa Rojas 253


20 Public Trauma and Public Prayer: Reformed Reflections on Intercession John D. Witvliet 265


21 Sexism, Racism, and the Practice of Baptism in South Africa: A Reformed and Transformative Perspective Nico Koopman 276


22 Confession: Practice for Civil Public Discourse Kyle David Bennett 288


23 Piety and Public Life: The Public Imitation of Christ Jessica Joustra 299

Contributors 313

Index 319

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