After Christendom?: How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice, and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas

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Abingdon Press, Jul 1, 2011 - Religion
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Liberal/conservative and modern/postmodern concepts define contemporary theological debate. Yet what if these categories are grounded in a set of assumptions about what it means to be the church in the world, presuming we must live as though God's existence does not matter? What if our theological discussion distracts us from the fact that the church is no longer able to shape the desires and habits of Christians? Hauerwas wrestles with these and similar questions constructing a theological politics necessary for the church to be the church in the world. In so doing, he challenges liberal notions of justice and freedom.
  

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Review: After Christendom?: How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice, and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas

User Review  - Jeremy Meeks - Goodreads

This book might not make you happy all the time. It will make you long for the church to be the church. A book for those who like to imagine what the church might become if it understands it's unique place in the world Read full review

Review: After Christendom?: How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice, and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas

User Review  - Denise Kettering - Goodreads

There are some challenges in reading After Christendom as it was initially a series of lectures given in Australia and still retains some of the characteristics of a lecture series. There is much here ... Read full review

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Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at the Divinity School at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has written a voluminous number of articles, authored and edited many books, and has been the subject of other theologians' writing and interest. He has been a board member of the Society of Christian Ethics, Associate Editor of a number of Christian journals and periodicals, and a frequent lecturer at campuses across the country.

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