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by Walter Brueggemann,Mark Douglas




In the fall of 2006, Mark Douglas, a professor of Christian ethics, was invited to write weekly editorials for a secular newspaper. Surprisingly, his editor placed no limits around either the content or the rhetoric of those editorials. This book offers Professor Douglas's reflections on that work and the editorials themselves. Taken together, they model a particular vision of Christian engagement in the public sphere. This book offers a single sustained argument about why and how the Christian faith should shape the public lives of its adherents. Both the reflections and the editorials model various aspects of that argument. At the center of this book's argument are the Christian virtues of faith, hope, and love. Douglas begins by arguing not only that faith matters in the public sphere but describing how this is so. He then describes the way hope shapes a worldview through which to interpret public life. Finally, the virtue of love informs the practices of a life in which Christians learn to "believe aloud" Many recent books have made the case that it is important for people of faith to engage in matters of public interest-this one actually shows how one person has done so.
Download Believing Aloud: Reflections on Being Religious in the Public Square epub
ISBN: 1608992470
ISBN13: 978-1608992478
Category: Religion
Author: Walter Brueggemann,Mark Douglas
Language: English
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (September 15, 2010)
Pages: 198 pages
ePUB size: 1829 kb
FB2 size: 1207 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 130
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Xtani
In Believing Aloud, Mark Douglas is a voice of reason in a world gone mad. He is able to articulate the challenge to people of faith to be not only faithful but publically meaningful as issues of faith, culture, and politics intersect in the Public Square.
Kelezel
I loved this book. And I believe you will too. Mark is insightful and challenges the reader to think while using humor to keep the reader engaged.