After Christendom?

After Christendom? : How the Church is to Behave if Freedom, Justice and a Christian Nation are Bad Ideas

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Liberal/conservative and modern/postmodern concepts define contemporary theological debate. Yet what if these categories are grounded in a set of assumptions about what it means to be the church in the world, presuming we must live as though God's existence does not matter? What if our theological discussion distracts us from the fact that the church is no longer able to shape the desires and habits of Christians? Hauerwas wrestles with these and similar questions constructing a theological politics necessary for the church to be the church in the world. In so doing, he challenges liberal notions of justice and freedom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 11mm | 259g
  • Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations; black & white illustrations
  • 0687009294
  • 9780687009299
  • 274,786

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After describing how and why the Enlightenment wreaked havoc on the purpose and ministry of the church, Hauerwas explains why the modern church is disestablished. He explodes the popular liberal notions of justice and freedom.
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