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To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

James Davison Hunter


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 there ... More

Keywords: Christianity, culture, worldview, evangelicalism, Stanley Hauerwas, Jim Wallis, James Dobson, the Church, shalom, faithful presence

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199730803
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Davison Hunter, author
Department of Sociology and Religious Studies, UVA
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