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

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In this text, John Stackhouse argues that, rather than trying to root up the weeds in the cultural field, or trying to shun them, Christians should ... Show synopsis

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radone

ok, but

by radone on Dec 3, 2008

I was looking forward to reading this book as it promises a mediation between the two mainstream view of Christian ethics prominent today: withdrawal and uncritical involvement in the culture. Following H. Richard Niebuhr, Stackhouse prefers a Christ and Culture in paradox paradigm, using Bonhoeffer, C.S. Lewis and Reinhold Niebuhr as his main exemplars. But while Stackhouses summaries of their works were useful I'm not convinced that his proposals are that groundbreaking. The book was one of two-halves with the theologians through not really drawn on for the constructive part. That said there are some sharp points of critique of Hauerwas and others that glisten occasionally throughout the text.

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