Book - Christ and our Culture

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 28 2012 12:47 PM

A classic...Christ and our Culture by Richard Niebuhr

 Being fully God and fully human, Jesus raised an enduring question for his followers: what exactly was His place in this world? In the classic Christ and Culture, H. Richard Niebuhr crafted a magisterial survey of the many ways of answering that question--and the related question of how Christ's followers understand their own place in the world. Niebuhr called the subject of this book "the double wrestle of the church with its Lord and with the cultural society with which it lives in symbiosis." And he described various understandings of Christ "against," "of," and "above" culture, as well as Christ "transforming" culture, and Christ in "paradoxical" relation to it. It remains among the most gripping articulations of what is arguably the most basic ethical question of the Christian faith: how is Christ relevant to the world in which we live now?

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Ralph A. Abernethy III | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 28 2012 6:38 PM

I second this!

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2013 7:13 PM

Yes, please!        Please!                                   This was a textbook for me at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri circa 1960.  I've given my print copy to our local seminary and would really appreciate studying again from my Logos Library.

              Am probably a better student now than I was then!              *smile*                    Peace to all!

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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