Third Way Allegiance

Third Way Allegiance

by Tripp York

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ISBN-13: 9781931038829
Publisher: Cascadia Publishing House
Publication date: 07/15/2011
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 0.29(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Tripp York, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University, in Elon, NC. His writings have been published in various magazines and journals, and his first book, The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom, details the history and theology behind the practice of Christian martyrdom. An actor and a lighting designer, York resides in his hometown of Burlington, NC with his Siberian husky who keeps him, begrudgingly, in good shape. Anesthesia is his first work of fiction.

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DubiousDisciple on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Here's a perfect selection for your book club. York feeds us a collection of thought-provoking essays, ranging from the politics of war to the proper celebration of our holidays. York doesn't have the answers, but he has plenty of questions to make us wonder whether we have, in capitalistic America, lost our way down the Christian path. For one thing, Christianity may hardly be worth fighting the New Atheists over. Have we forgotten what a fantastic story it is we cling to? Didn't Tertullian get it right when he claimed to believe precisely because the story was unbelievable? Christianity is simply not philosophically defensible, and it may be that our very attempt to defend Christianity, ironically, leads to its demise. When it becomes common sense, guys, it's all over for Christianity.But is it common sense to seek the common good? Goods are only good if they are shared goods, at least according to Scripture and early Christian history. Yet without reverence for the seven deadly sins (lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride) our capitalistic country would fold in on itself. What's a good Christian to do?York will leave you wondering whether it's even possible anymore to be a Christian.