Strange New Word Of The Gospel

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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 ...
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Overview

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. Suggesting startling approaches to Christian proclamation, this volume shows how "the strange new word" of the gospel can reawaken faith in the postmodern world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802839473
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Gospel of Affinity 1
What Is a Post-Christian? 21
Religion and Secularity in a Culture of Abstraction: On the Integrity of Space, Time, Matter, and Motion 32
Postmodern Irony and Petronian Humanism: The New Challenges of Evangelism 55
The Powerlessness of Talking Heads: Re-Evangelization in a Postmodern World - The Place of Ethics 73
Hearts No Longer Restless: The Reawakening of Faith in the Postmodern West 94
Truth Decay: Rethinking Evangelism in the New Century 118
Orthodoxia, Orthopraxis, and Seekers 140
The Future of the Apostolic Imperative: At the Crossroads of World Evangelization 159
Contributors 175
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