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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

by Miroslav Volf


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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.

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587433436
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 353,732
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Miroslav Volf (DrTheol, University of Tübingen) is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School and director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture in New Haven, Connecticut. He has written more than fifteen books, including Exclusion and Embrace (selected among the 100 best religious books of the twentieth century by Christianity Today), After Our Likeness, and The End of Memory.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Countering Faith's Malfunctions
1. Malfunctions of Faith
2. Idleness
3. Coerciveness
4. Human Flourishing
Part 2: Engaged Faith
5. Identity and Difference
6. Sharing Wisdom
7. Public Engagement

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