BOOK SUGGESTION: The Church in the World: Opposition, Tension, or Transformation

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 27 2020 8:11 PM

by Robert E. Webber
Zondervan, 1986

From the back cover: Public education, economic policy, racial discrimination, abortion, nuclear disarmament, and a a host of other issues today force the Christian to wrestle with the question fo the relationship between the church and the world. How can Christians have a redemptive influence upon the world? How can they guide the decisions of government while respecting the rights of others? To what extent should they compromise their convictions for the sake of the nation's welfare? How can they follow the dictates of their conscience when the law of the land violates their conscience? In this incisive study. Dr. Webber first examines the historical development of church-state relations from New Testament times to the modern day, exposing the weaknesses as well as the strengths of various church-and-state models. Webber then assesses the problems encountered by Christian activists as diverse as Jerry Falwell, Tim LaHaye, Ronald Sider, Richard Neuhaus, and Gustavo Gutiérrez. He evaluates their work in light of the ongoing conflict between the church and the destructive powers of this world. Webber's historical and theological survey of the church-world issue is certain to become a standard text in this crucial area of concern.


Unfortunately out of print; referenced by a book I'm reading and it sounds interesting. I'd like to have it in Logos.

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