Where Resident Aliens Live Paperback

Exercises for Christian Practice

by Stanley Hauerwas; William H. Willimon;

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Where Resident Aliens Live

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Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon return with spirited offensive strategies for feisty resident aliens. A resident alien knows who the enemy is, and here is a guide to the Christian initiation, practice, and discipline that is required for a people at war with the world. Some Christian liberals think that resident aliens are sectarian, and that they wish to withdraw from engagement with the world. God forbid! The book is thus full of stories of resident aliens who have been baptized, trained, and conditioned -- like Marines in boot camp -- to be new citizens and find a new home in the distinctly Christian community. Some Christian conservatives want a "to do" list that lays out the program for becoming a congregation or small group of resident aliens. Or perhaps they want a list of beliefs that might be defended. You won't find that here, for these desires are what ails the disestablished church. A list of options and choices, or an elective program for "wannabe" resident aliens, is an accommodation to the false god of freedom. Resident aliens are imitated and understood by telling their stories, by enfleshing their practices in the narrative that becomes part of the unfolding Christian story.

Where Resident Aliens Live by Stanley Hauerwas;William H. Willimon was published by Abingdon Press in October 1996 and is our 31396th best seller. The ISBN for Where Resident Aliens Live is 9780687016051.

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Details for Where Resident Aliens Live

Page last updated 23rd September 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherAbingdon Press (October 1996)
Additional Informationbook
Number of Pages128
Thickness7 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code24267
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