Sometime between 1960 and 1980, an old, inadequately conceived world ended, and a fresh, new world began.
the New Testament assertion that the purpose of theological endeavor is not to describe the world in terms that make sense, but rather to change lives, to be re-formed in light of the stunning assertions of the gospel.
The overriding political task of the church is to be the community of the cross.
People of God do not let the world determine how they respond to tomorrow.
So we pray, as does the congregation when we celebrate the eucharist, [insert the "Liturgy of Lima" here]
In this bold and visionary book, two leading Christian thinkers explore the "alien" status of Christians in today's world and offer a compelling new vision of how the Christian church can regain its vitality, battle its malaise, reclaim its capacity to nourish souls, and stand firmly against the illusions, pretensions, and eroding values of today's world. Hauerwas and Willimon call for a radical new understanding of the church. By renouncing the emphasis on personal psychological categories, they offer a vision of the church as a colony, a holy nation, a people, a family standing for sharply focused values in a devalued world.
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