Culture Making Paperback
Recovering Our Creative Calling
by Andy Crouch;
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Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars." But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making.
Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world," but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture.
A model of his premise, this landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. Discover your calling and join the culture makers.
Culture Making by Andy Crouch was published by IVP (USA) in October 2013 and is our 9509th best seller. The ISBN for Culture Making is 9780830837557.
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Part 1: Culture
1. The Horizons of the Possible
2. Cultural Worlds
3. Teardowns, Technology and Change
4. Cultivation and Creation
5. Gestures and Postures
Part 2: Gospel
6. The Garden and the City
Interlude: The Primordial Story
7. The Least of the Nations
8. Jesus as Culture Maker
9. From Pentecost . . .
10. . . . To Revelation
11. The Glorious Impossible
Part 3: Calling
12. Why We Can't Change the World
13. The Traces of God
Postscript: Artist in His Studio
Notes and Further Reading
About Andy Crouch
Details for Culture Making
|Author / Artist||Andy Crouch|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||IVP (USA) (October 2013)|
|Number of Pages||284|
|Page last updated||7th June 2017|