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Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

John G. Stackhouse


What should be the Christian's attitude toward society? When so much of our contemporary culture is at odds with Christian beliefs and mores, it may seem that serious Christians now have only two choices: transform society completely according to Christian values or retreat into the cloister of sectarian fellowship. This book explores the history of the Christian encounter with society, the biblical record, and various theological models of cultural engagement to offer a more balanced and fruitful alternative to these extremes. The book argues that, rather than trying to root up the weeds in t ... More

Keywords: Christian, society, contemporary culture, beliefs, mores, sectarian fellowship, cultural engagement, New Jerusalem, C. S. Lewis, Reinhold Niebuhr

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195173581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John G. Stackhouse, author
Regent College
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