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A Biblical Theology of Culture

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Seeking to bridge the understanding between Christianity and Culture, William Edgar explores what the Bible has to say about the world around us.

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  • Interested in the relationship between culture and Christianity?
  • The study explores how the two influence each other, for good and for ill
  • You'll become a more conscientious reader of the culture all around you
Want to know where Christianity stands in relation the the world at large? Created and Creating is a unique look at Christianity and Culture, the influences they had upon each other, and the way we are called to change culture for the better. It will leave you hopeful for all that can be done to fill the earth with believers of all kinds. 

The gospel of Jesus Christ is always situated within a particular cultural context. But how should Christians approach the complex relationship between our faith and our surrounding culture?

Should we simply retreat from culture? Should we embrace our cultural practices and mindset? How important is it for us to be engaged in our culture? And how might we do that with discernment and faithfulness?

William Edgar offers a rich biblical theology in light of our contemporary culture that contends that Christians should--indeed, must--be engaged in the surrounding culture.

By exploring what Scripture has to say about the role of culture and by gleaning insights from a variety of theologians of culture--including Abraham Kuyper, T. S. Eliot, H. Richard Niebuhr, and C. S. Lewis--Edgar contends that cultural engagement is a fundamental aspect of human existence. He does not shy away from those passages that emphasise the distinction between Christians and the world. Yet he finds, shining through the biblical witness, evidence that supports a robust defence of the cultural mandate to "be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it" (Genesis 1:28).

With clarity and wisdom, Edgar argues that we are most faithful to our calling as God's creatures when we participate in creating culture.

Created and Creating by William Edgar was published by Apollos in March 2017 and is our 39834th best seller. The ISBN for Created and Creating is 9781783595488.

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Part I: Parameters of Culture
1. Cultural Analysis
2. Biblical and Theological Reflections

Part II: Challenges from Scripture
3. Facing the Contra Mundum Texts
4. Read It Again--Life in This World
5. This World, No Friend?
6. The End of the Beginning
7. Creation and Redemption

Part III: The Cultural Mandate

8. The First Vocation
9. Culture After the Fall
10. The Cultural Reflex
11. Culture in the New Covenant
12. Culture in the Afterlife

Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index


Details for Created and Creating

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherApollos (March 2017)
Number of Pages250
Thickness234 mm
Height159 mm
Width236 mm
Product Code4513105
Page last updated 18th April 2018
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