To Change the World Hardback

The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

by James Davison Hunter;

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To Change the World

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The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how might Christians in the 21st century live in ways that have integrity with their traditions and are more truly transformative? In To Change the World, James Davison Hunter offers persuasive--and provocative--answers to these questions. Hunter begins with a penetrating appraisal of the most popular models of world-changing among Christians today, highlighting the ways they are inherently flawed and therefore incapable of generating the change to which they aspire. Because change implies power, all Christian eventually embrace strategies of political engagement. Hunter offers a trenchant critique of the political theologies of the Christian Right and Left and the Neo-Anabaptists, taking on many respected leaders, from Charles Colson to Jim Wallis and Stanley Hauerwas. Hunter argues that all too often these political theologies worsen the very problems they are designed to solve.What is really needed is a different paradigm of Christian engagement with the world, one that Hunter calls

To Change the World by James Davison Hunter was published by Oxford University Press in April 2010 and is our 34002nd best seller. The ISBN for To Change the World is 9780199730803.

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Details for To Change the World

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press (April 2010)
Number of Pages368
Thickness30 mm
Height237 mm
Width164 mm
Product Code3068384
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