Public Faith in Action Hardback

How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity

by Miroslav Volf; Ryan McAnnally-Linz;


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Public Faith in Action

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Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgements in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities--from their local neighbourhoods to the national scene. But even in countries where Christians are free to engage in public life, it can be difficult to discern who to vote for, which policies to support, and how to respond to the social and cultural trends of our time.

In this nonpartisan handbook, world-renowned theologian Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz explain that Christians need to develop habits of wise reflection if they are to engage faithfully with their political communities. To do so, they need to identify the key commitments of their faith that connect with contemporary public issues, understand the roots of those commitments, and learn what sorts of questions to ask when applying those values to the concrete realities of their contexts.

Following Volf's successful A Public Faith, this book offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. Public Faith in Action focuses on enduring Christian commitments that should guide readers in their judgements--not only for the next election, but beyond--and encourages legitimate debate among Christians over how to live out core values. The book also includes lists of resources for further reflection in each chapter and "room for debate" questions to consider.

Public Faith in Action by Miroslav Volf; Ryan McAnnally-Linz was published by Baker Publishing Group in July 2016 and is our 51986th best seller. The ISBN for Public Faith in Action is 9781587433849.

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Contents

Introduction
Part 1: Commitments
1. Christ the Center and Norm
2. Christ, the Spirit, and Flourishing
3. Reading in Contexts
Part 2: Convictions
4. Wealth
5. The Environment
6. Education
7. Work and Rest
8. Poverty
9. Borrowing and Lending
10. Marriage and Family
11. New Life
12. Health and Sickness
13. Aging Life
14. Ending Life
15. Migration
16. Policing
17. Punishment
18. War
19. Torture
20. Freedom of Religion (and Irreligion)
Part 3: Character
21. Courage
22. Humility
23. Justice
24. Respect
25. Compassion
Afterword
Index

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBaker Publishing Group (July 2016)
Weight420g
Number of Pages256
Thickness25 mm
Height218 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781587433849
ISBN-101587433842
Product Code4456922
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