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Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World

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How are Christians viewed in the broader culture?

We blush at the possibilities. Brainwashed fanatics? Out-of-touch dogmatists? Buffoons?

The task of bearing faithful witness to Jesus is complicated by persistent—and not altogether baseless—cultural stereotypes. In our post-Christian society, thoughtful Christians are considering again how to engage the dominant culture as a minority, a counterpublic, amid varying perceptions and misperceptions.

In this timely book, Timothy Muehlhoff and Rick Langer ask what our interactions with the dominant cultural ethos should look like. How might we be persuasive and civil at the same time? How should we respond to those who ridicule and caricature us? How can we challenge the beliefs of other communities with love and respect?

Muehlhoff and Langer present a model for cultural engagement that integrates communication theory, theology, and Scripture. Penetrating, wise, and relentlessly practical, it includes test cases and examples from history, such as William Wilberforce and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Now more than ever, Christians need what Winsome Persuasion offers: a compelling vision of public engagement that is both shrewd and gracious.

Winsome Persuasion by Tim Muehlhoff was published by InterVarsity Press in August 2017 and is our 59312th best seller. The ISBN for Winsome Persuasion is 9780830851775.

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Foreword by Quentin J. Schultze

Part I: Laying a Theoretical Foundation
1. What Is a Counterpublic?
2. What Is a Christian Counterpublic
Historical Sketch 1: Saint Patrick and Irish Civilization
3. Counterpublics in the Argument Culture
4. Credibility of a Counterpublic
Historical Sketch 2: Jean Vanier and L?Arche

Part II: Engaging Others
5. Crafting Your Message
6. Delivering Your Message
Historical Sketch 3: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom?s Cabin
7. Forming Loose Connections
Historical Sketch 4: William Wilberforce and Parliament

Part III: Pressing Questions for Christian Counterpublics
8. How Should We Respond to the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage? Tim Muehlhoff
9. How Should We Respond to the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage? Richard Langer
10. Engaging Each Other: A Guided Conversation

Subject Index


Details for Winsome Persuasion

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherInterVarsity Press (August 2017)
Thickness15 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4510700
Page last updated 27th February 2018
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