Angels in the Architecture: A Protestant Vision for Middle Earth

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Canon Press & Book Service, 1998 - Religion - 220 pages
Christianity presents a glorious vision of culture, a vision overflowing with truth, beauty, and goodness. It's a vision that stands in stark conflict with the anemic modern (and postmodern) perspectives that dominate contemporary life. Medieval Christianity began telling a beautiful story about the good life, but it was silenced in mid-sentence. The Reformation rescued truth, but its modern grandchildren have often ignored the importance of a medieval grasp of the good life. This book sketches a vision of "medieval Protestantism," a personal and cultural vision that embraces the fullness of Christian truth, beauty, and goodness. "This volume is a breath of fresh air in our polluted religious environment. Hopefully many readers will breathe deeply of its contents and be energized." -The Presbyterian Witness "[A] delightful apologetic for a Protestant cultural vision. . . . before you write off these two as mere obscurantist Reformed types, take care. I found that some of my objections were, on the surface, more modern than biblical." -Gregory Alan Thornbury, Carl F. Henry Center for Christian Leadership "[T]his book cries out against the bland, purely spiritualized Christianity to which so many of us have become accustomed. . . . I highly recommend it." -David Kind, Pilgrimage, Concordia Theological Seminary
 

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I found this book to be a delightfully well-written appeal for Christians to live their lives well;believing that God is in control and that he will accomplish all that he has determined to accomplish. Read full review

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The authors of this book present an attractive vision of a world in which we revel in the goodness of God. I was drawn to their desire to live in a world where Christianity is assumed, where we ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
Positively Medieval
19
A Wine Dark Sea and Tumbling Sky
25
Te Deum
37
The Emerging Divide
49
Where Righteousness and Mercy Kiss
59
The Font of Laughter
69
Worshiping With Body
79
Saying the Creeds
97
A Good Wife and Welcoming Hearth
111
Swords into Plowsliares
127
I3 And Babylons Fall 145
147
14 Rights of Degree
161
Poetic Knowledge
181
A Second Christendom
201
Concluding Unmodern Postscript
215

Mother Kirk
89

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