Proper Confidence

Proper Confidence : Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship

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Looking to end the divisive conflict that has raged between Christians who attack each other either as liberals or as fundamentalists, Newbigin here gives a historical account of the roots of this conflict in order to begin laying the foundation for a middle ground that will benefit the Christian faith as a whole. What results is a perspective that allows Christians to confidently affirm the gospel as public truth in our pluralistic world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 13mm | 204g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0802808565
  • 9780802808561
  • 80,406

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'In this short by acute book, Bishop Newbigin unmasks the unspoken and concealed conditions that have intimidated and effectively held Christians in check, making their taming by modern cultural forces easy and comprehensive. It follows from this that any home for renewal of mainline Christianity cannot take place without the kind of critical probing of those unspoken conditions that Bishop Newbigin presents here. This book begins the process by turning the searchlight on Christians themselves, charting a course between the fundamentalist reaction and postmodernist radical nihilism. Whether or not the book results in the long-overdue shake-up Newbigin calls for, it is bound to be included in the arsenal of any meaningful response to the contemporary challenge.
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