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All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue


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As Christians engage controversial cultural issues, we must remember that "all things hold together in Christ" (Col. 1:17)—even when it comes to science and faith. In this anthology, top Christian thinkers—including Robert Barron, Timothy George, Stanley Hauerwas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Mark Noll, and N. T. Wright—invite us to find resources for faithful, creative thinking in the riches of the church's theological heritage and its worship traditions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493411801
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 400
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

James K. A. Smith (PhD, Villanova University) is professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He was editor in chief of Comment magazine from 2013 to 2018 and is now editor in chief of Image journal.

Michael L. Gulker (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is president of The Colossian Forum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Michael Gulker
Introduction by James K. A. Smith
Part 1: Creating a Community for the Conversation: Ecclesiology and Worship
1. The Church as Church: Practicing the Politics of Jesus Rodney Clapp
2. Friends of God and Friends of God's Friends Samuel Wells
3. Friendship and the Ways to Truth David Burrell
4. Worship Is Our Worldview: Christian Worship and the Formation of Desire James K. A. Smith
5. Common Prayer Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro
Part 2: Putting on Christ: Formation in Virtue
6. The Master Argument of MacIntyre's After Virtue Brad Kallenberg
7. The Nature of the Virtues Alasdair MacIntyre
8. The Church as a Community of Practice Jonathan R. Wilson
9. Resistance to the Demands of Love: On Sloth Rebecca DeYoung
10. Cultivating Gratitude: Pray without Ceasing Paul Griffiths
11. Why Christian Character Matters N. T. Wright
Part 3: Come Let Us Reason Together: Tradition-Based Rationality
12. The Rationality of Traditions Alasdair MacIntyre
13. Aquinas and the Rationality of Tradition Alasdair MacIntyre
14. The Epistemic Priority of Jesus Christ Robert Barron
15. Reading Scripture with the Reformers Timothy George
Part 4: All Things Hold Together in Christ: Exploring God's World
16. Come and See: A Christological Invitation for Science Mark Noll
17. Encountering God's World: Curiositas vs. Caritas Paul Griffiths
18. The Religious Path to Exclusive Humanism: From Deism to Atheism James K. A. Smith
19. Natural Theology, or a Theology of Creation? Stanley Hauerwas
20. Science, Stories, and Our Knowledge of the Natural World Alasdair MacIntyre
21. Science for the Church: Natural Sciences in the Christian University Jonathan R. Wilson

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